It was with the greatest interest that the experiences of Myers and Gellis and Stoke with the methylene blue test for bilirubin in urine were received on the Pacific island on which I was stationed. As fortune would have it, however, my associates and I instituted the test as a routine procedure too late to use it as a diagnostic aid in infectious hepatitis. On the other hand, the test did prove an aid in cases already under treatment, and the experience here was the same as that described by Gellis and Stokes. In determining the course of the disease and the occurrence of relapses, of which we saw a few, the test was accurate.
Then we got a positive test in a case of amebic hepatitis which we feel is noteworthy. REPORT OF CASE A Marine aged 21 was admitted to the medical service on September 10 with a
CHAPIN SE. POSITIVE URINE METHYLENE BLUE TEST IN AMEBIC HEPATITIS. JAMA. 1946;130(16):1071-1072. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870160017007a