Case Report: Purple Urine-Bag Syndrome in Thai Woman with Bedridden State

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Patcharada Benchabunluekul
Wannakon Chuemongkon


Background and Objectives: Purple urine-bag syndrome (PUBS) is uncommon syndrome which can be observed in patient with long-term indwelling urinary catheter with concomitant urinary tract infection (UTI). This case report aimed to review the pathogenesis and management of PUBS.

Case report: An 84-year-old Thai woman with bedridden state was admitted under the diagnosis of UTI with PUBS. Her risk factors of PUBS included elderly, female gender, bedridden state, chronic catheterization, chronic constipation, alkaline urine and UTI. The mechanism of pathogenesis and management of PUBS are described.

Conclusions: Awareness of this rare syndrome is crucial for health care providers so as to proper management and decreasing panic or anxiety of patients and caregivers.


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Benchabunluekul P, Chuemongkon W. Case Report: Purple Urine-Bag Syndrome in Thai Woman with Bedridden State. SRIMEDJ [Internet]. 2022 Apr. 28 [cited 2023 Feb. 7];37(2):183-5. Available from:
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