Black Urine and Black Pleural Fluid: A Distinctive Presentation of Metastatic Melanoma

  • Samer Mishe'el Department of Medicine D, Emek Medical Center, Afula
  • Michael Ziv Department of Dermatology, Emek Medical Center, Afula
  • Naiel Bisharat Department of Medicine D, Emek Medical Center, Afula; The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa

Keywords

Melanoma, pleural effusion, diffuse melanosis cutis, black urine

Abstract

Metastatic melanoma is an uncommon clinical entity which can have an unusual presentation. We describe a patient with metastatic melanoma who presented with diffuse melanosis cutis, black urine and black pleural effusion. Very few medical conditions can cause black discoloration of body fluids, so this should prompt physicians to search for a number of potential underlying causes.

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  • Published: 2016-06-07

    Issue: Vol 3 No 4 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Mishe’el, S., Ziv, M., & Bisharat, N. (2016). Black Urine and Black Pleural Fluid: A Distinctive Presentation of Metastatic Melanoma. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 3(4). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2016_000416