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Non-neoplastic or metabolic disease

Black cartilage

Reviewers: Dariusz Borys, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 7 June 2012, last major update June 2012
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● May be caused by therapy with levodopa or methyldopa
● Pigment occurs in rib cartilage, rarely in intervertebral disks
● Harmless but irreversible (Arch Pathol Lab Med 1994;118:531)

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