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Gentleman with the Purple Urine.

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Summary of "Gentleman with the Purple Urine."

A 50-year-old man was found to have purple discoloration of the urine. He was on long-term urinary catheterization. He was asymptomatic, and urinalysis did not suggest a urinary tract infection. Purple urine bag syndrome resolved with a change of the urinary catheter and bag. He was prescribed regular laxatives and passed stools regularly.

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Name: Korean journal of family medicine
ISSN: 2005-6443
Pages: 133-135

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