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Carmen García Rabaneda

Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Granada

Thursday, 28 April 2016

GREEN URINE, A RARE FINDING IN THE CLINIC LABORATORY

Written by José Luis García de Veas Silva | Rocío Escobar Conesa | Carmen García Rabaneda, Posted in Volumen 2

ORINA DE COLOR VERDE, UN HALLAZGO INUSUAL EN EL LABORATORIO CLÍNICO
A 60 years old patient was operated for acute abdominal pain due to purulent peritonitis. He was derived to the intensive care unit (ICU) with multiple organ failure (hemodynamic, renal and respiratory) under sedoanalgesia. Antibiotic treatment is started. During his stay in the ICU, it was observed a normalization of the inflammatory and infectious biomarkers with progressive improvement of the renal and respiratory function. The patient was under sedation based on propofol and remifentanil. An intense green coloration was observed in the urine samples from the patient in subsequent analytical tests to surgery and perfusion of sedatives (Figure 1).