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Elevated cpk differential diagnosis

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Need more data: How high is mildly? Ask your doc to check antinuclear antibodies and other tests for autoimmune diseases.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Muscle injury: CPK (an old term) is a marker of injury to muscle, be it skeletal, cardiac or smooth muscle. Aldolase is a non-specific marker of tissue injury and d... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Yes: If "low iron count" is a pop term for anemia (low hemoglobin / hematocrit) and/or serum iron itself is low, this is always worrisome and your physicia... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Muscle or heart : CPK can be released from damaged or inflamed muscles, including the heart muscle. Some muscle diseases that cause weakness and pain in the muscles c... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Muscle inflammation: Elevated CPK can occur with inflamed muscle tissue. This can occur secondary to meds (example statins), injury to muscle groups (causing rhabdomyolis... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Muscle enzyme: CPK elevations are seen in muscle disease, acute cardiac events, muscle trauma (rhabdomyolysis) but also, in weight lifters, and marathon runners. So... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 54 years experience
Get it evaluated.: Have the issue reevaluated. Has the CPK remained elevated? Muscle weakness demands an evaluation.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Inflammation: Usually a mildly elevated CPK and sed rate are hallmarks of inflammation somewhere in the body. Chronic inflammation can also make you prone to bei... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Muscle injury: Creatinine kinase is released from injured or dead muscle cells, be those skeletal, cardiac of smooth muscle cells. Renal failure is also associtated... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
53 years experience
CPK: Ck is a polycomponent muscle enzyme. The ck mb is the muscle-brain part of ck total. That is why the lower value for mb. The lab normals would tell wh... Read More
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