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Título: Investigating a Case of Recurrent Pleural Effusion
Autor: Rodrigues, P.
Neves, M.
Ferreira, J.
Abreu, M.
Almeida, F.
Data: 2011
Editora: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Citação: Case Reports in PulmonologyVolume 2011 (2011), Article ID 695057, 3 pages
Resumo: We describe the case of a patient with long-standing Parkinson’s disease and recurrent bilateral pleural effusions. The pleural fluid was an exudate, rich in normal lymphocytes, and the echocardiogram, chest computerized axial tomography, and immunological, microbiological and cytological studies were negative. The patient had been taking bromocriptine, which can be related to chronic pleural effusions. Using Pubmed, we found about 40 cases of pleuropulmonary changes or constrictive pericarditis that were related to bromocriptine. We decided to suspend this drug, with resolution of the pleural effusion and respiratory complaints for more than a year now. We discuss possible underlining mechanisms for this and emphasize the importance of collecting the past medical history and medication and of considering possible iatrogenic effects.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.16/853
Versão do Editor: doi:10.1155/2011/695057
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