BMJ Case Reports 2009; doi:10.1136/bcr.08.2009.2154
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The purple urine bag syndrome

  1. Yuu Yamazaki1,
  2. Keitaro Kobatake2
  1. 1
    Hiroshima University, 1-2-3, Kasumi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, 7348551, Japan
  2. 2
    Kobatake Hospital, 203 Kamiyamamori, Ekiya-cho, Fukuyama, 7201142, Japan
  1. Yuu Yamazaki, yuu.yamazaki{at}
  • Published 18 November 2009

An 83-year-old bedridden woman with a urinary drainage catheter for more than 3 years, hospitalised for advanced corticobasal degeneration, presented with a purple discolouration of the urine and the drainage bag (fig 1). Interestingly, the urine in the catheter from within the patient had …

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