Urine colour

■CHARACTERISTICS OF URINE:

●Amber colour – Dehydration
●Cast in urine – Acute tubular damage
●Ketone bodies in urine – Diabetes, crash dieting, lactic acidosis
●Reddish colour – Iron overload
●Musty smelling urine – PKU
●Black urine – Mercury poisoning, Rhabdomyolysis
●Green urine – Levodopa
●Blue urine – TPA
●Orange red urine – Rifadin, ribavirin, peridium
●Pinkish brown – Phenytoin
●Yellow urine – Multivitamins
●Brownish urine – Bacterial spectrum (Sulfa drugs)

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