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Purple urine bag syndrome
  1. H-K Su1,
  2. F-N Lee2,
  3. B-A Chen3,
  4. C-C Chen2
  1. 1Emergency Department, Shin-Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
  2. 2Division of Emergency Medicine, Keelung Hospital, Department of Health, Executive Yuan, Keelung, Taiwan
  3. 3Nursing Department, Keelung Hospital, Department of Health, Executive Yuan, Keelung, Taiwan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Chien-Chih Chen, Division of Emergency Medicine, Keelung Hospital, Department of Health, Executive Yuan, No. 268, Xin 2nd Rd, Xinyi District, Keelung City 20147, Taiwan (R.O.C.); timshel119{at}gmail.com

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An 81-year-old woman with bedridden status and long-term catheterisation presented to our emergency department with fever and discolouration of urine. The urinary catheter and bag turned purple since 2 days ago (figure 1). Her temperature was 41.0°C (105.8°F), pulse rate 125 beats/min, respiratory rate 22 breaths/min and blood pressure 131/71 mm Hg. Physical examination was unremarkable. Laboratory …

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