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Purple urine bag syndrome
  1. Joon Young Ohm1,
  2. Hyo-Jin Lee2
  1. 1 Department of Radiology, Chungnam National University Hospital, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
  2. 2 Department of Internal Medicine, Chungnam National University Hospital, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
  1. Correspondence to Dr Hyo-Jin Lee, Internal Medicine, Chungnam National University Hospital, Daejeon, Republic of Korea; cymed{at}cnu.ac.kr

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An 88-year-old man presented with a colour change of his urine and constipation. One year earlier, he had undergone a left percutaneous nephrostomy for a urinary tract obstruction due to prostate cancer. A medical history revealed no pharmacological agent that could have caused the urine discolouration. On physical examination, the urine collecting bag and tube were dark purple (figure …

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