An elderly woman with purple urine

January 21, 2012, 4:35 pm


The Journal of the American Medical Association has a neat clinical puzzler in its current issue. An elderly woman presents with a foley bag full of purple urine. What’s the diagnosis, and what’s your next step?

To read the case and see a picture of the urine, click here. At a separate link you can find the solution and case discussion.

[Photograph is from the Kalamoon Med Student Daily Blog, which has its own discussion of Purple Urine Bag Syndrome (PUBS)]

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