A rainbow of urine from a hospital lab, photographed by laboratory scientist Heather West. The prismatic pee collection seen in this stunning photo took only a week to assemble for medical laboratory scientists at Tacoma General Hospital in Tacoma, Wash. Heather West, the laboratory scientist who snapped the picture at the hospital, said she and her colleagues collected the urine colors to highlight their fascinating behind-the-scenes work. They did not believe it was actually urine," she said.
Medicine in Pictures: Purple Urine Bag Syndrome | British Journal of Medical Practitioners
Explanation: Porphyria usually presents with severe pain with neuropsychological symptoms or photosensitivity, and urine discoloration is likely to occur from initial onset of disease. Propofol is an anaesthetic agent, excreted in the urine as phenol derivatives which can cause a green urine discolouration1. This medication is unlicensed for End of Life Pathway. Propofol infusion syndrome is associated with prolonged high dose infusion, but is not always accompanied by urine discoloration. Blue diaper syndrome is an inherited metabolic disorder of tryptophan with presentation at infancy This phenomenon is due to the presence of indigo and indirubin in the collected urine. PUBS was first published in
Red, brown, green: Urine colors and what they might mean Departures from the familiar yellow are often harmless but should be discussed with a doctor. Updated: October 23, Published: March, Most of the time, urine is a pale yellow color because it contains urochrome, one of the substances produced when hemoglobin gets broken down. Hemoglobin is the protein in red blood cells that sticks to oxygen so it can be ferried around the body. Occasionally, though, urine turns a very different color. Men may notice the change as their urine enters the toilet bowl or urinal.
Received Jun 28; Accepted Sep Kalsi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.