A patient with severe Parkinson's disease presented with increasing dyspnea, bilateral pleural effusion and peripheral edema that were refractory to diuretic therapy and were first misdiagnosed as signs of right-sided heart failure. Pergolide was the only culprit for this devastating condition and on its discontinuation all signs of fluid retention resolved. In this report, drug reactions to ergots and dopamine agonists are discussed. Copyright (C) 2000 S. Karger AG, Basel.
- Bilateral pleural effusion
- Parkinson's disease