Green urine: a diagnostic clue

Autores

  • Vitorino Modesto dos Santos Universidade Católica de Brasília e Hospital das Forças Armadas, Brasília-DF, Brasil
  • Mayza Lemes Duarte Hospital das Forças Armadas, Brasília-DF, Brasil
  • Priscilla Souza de Faria Hospital das Forças Armadas, Brasília-DF, Brasil
  • Francisca Germanya Morais Borges Viana Hospital das Forças Armadas, Brasília-DF, Brasil
  • Daniel Carlos Santos Macedo Hospital das Forças Armadas, Brasília-DF, Brasil

Resumo

In the history of Medicine, physicians often performed gross urine evaluation, including color, consistency and clarity, which they considered useful clues for their clinical diagnosis. In normal conditions, the color of recently eliminated urine varies from pale to dark yellow. In daily clinical practice green urine is a relatively uncommon condition, which more often results of some unsuspected benign and reversible cause as ingestion of a dye substance. Therefore, physicians should avoid stress involving the patient and its family, with clear explanations. Green urine is easily observed at hospital and can yield clues of unsuspected conditions. Clinical images may enhance the suspicion index of the health care workers about them.

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Biografia do Autor

Vitorino Modesto dos Santos, Universidade Católica de Brasília e Hospital das Forças Armadas, Brasília-DF, Brasil

Professor Adjunto I da UCB e Preceptor do Departamento de Medicna Interna do HFA

Mayza Lemes Duarte, Hospital das Forças Armadas, Brasília-DF, Brasil

Médica Residente de Clínica Médica do HFA

Priscilla Souza de Faria, Hospital das Forças Armadas, Brasília-DF, Brasil

Médica Residente de Clínica Médica do HFA

Francisca Germanya Morais Borges Viana, Hospital das Forças Armadas, Brasília-DF, Brasil

Médica Residente de Clínica Médica do HFA

Daniel Carlos Santos Macedo, Hospital das Forças Armadas, Brasília-DF, Brasil

Médico Residente de Clínica Médica do HFA

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Publicado

2017-06-17