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Constrictive pericarditis and pleuropulmonary fibrosis secondary to cabergoline treatment for Parkinson’s disease
  1. M Townsend,
  2. D H MacIver
  1. Taunton and Somerset Hospital, Musgrove Park, Taunton, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Mandie Townsend
    Department of Cardiology, Taunton and Somerset Hospital, Musgrove Park, Taunton TA1 5DA, UK;


A 63 year old man with a six year history of Parkinson’s disease presented with signs of right heart failure following a knee replacement. Constrictive pericarditis was diagnosed and a radical pericardectomy performed. Six months later, the patient remained unwell with raised inflammatory markers. An inflammatory fibrotic reaction caused by cabergoline was diagnosed. He improved after cessation of cabergoline.

  • cabergoline
  • constriction
  • fibrosis
  • pericarditis

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