Procainamide-induced myasthenia-like weakness and dysphagia.

A 64-year-old man with chronic renal insufficiency was hospitalized with dysphagia and inability to keep his head erect 11 months after beginning procainamide hydrochloride (PA) for control of atrial flutter. Evaluation revealed esophageal dysmotility, worsening renal function, and elevated serum PA and N-acetylprocainamide (NAPA) concentrations. No… (More)