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Purple Urine Bag Syndrome: A Benign Condition Seen in a Young Patient with Hematological Malignancy

Author(s): Ankita Sen, Tuphan Kanti Dolai, Prakas Kumar Mandal, Rajib De

Purple urine bag syndrome (PUBS) is a rare benign condition seen mainly in elderly female patients who are immobilized or have chronic kidney diseases and have a long-standing urinary catheterization. Very rarely PUBS has been noted in patients with hematological malignancies. Here, we highlight a rare case of a young female patient with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia who developed PUBS. Understanding this entity is important as this often leads to undue concern among patients and their caregivers.

 

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