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CARMO, Felipe Poubel Timm do  and  CALIMAN, Alexandre Oliosi. Purple urine bag syndrome: case report. Einstein (São Paulo) [online]. 2020, vol.18, eRC5063.  Epub Sep 23, 2019. ISSN 1679-4508.

A 65-year-old male with a history of urinary tract trauma requiring cystotomy and chronic bladder catheterization, presenting with chronic and uninvestigated changes in the color of the urine bag system, with no urine color change, and positive urine culture for Proteus mirabilis . These characteristics refer to the purple urine bag syndrome, a not weel-known condition, with a benign course in most cases, and associated with urinary tract infection in patients with chronic bladder catheterization. Although it is characterized by marked changes, it is underdiagnosed by healthcare professionals.

Keywords : Urinary catheterization; Cystotomy; Urinary reservoirs, continent; Bacterial infections.

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