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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Aldolase (Overview)

An enzyme present in certain living tissues, including skeletal and heart muscle tissues, that catalyzes the breakdown of a fructose ester into triose sugars. Compliments of the free dictionary by farlex...


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What does elevated aldolase mean?

What does elevated aldolase mean?

Marker of tissue: Injury. Aldolase is a non-specific marker of tissue injury. Why did you have the test done? What were other lab tests and what were the results. If a mild elevation in aldolase is the only finding, it may not be worth pursuing. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
16 doctors shared insights

Aldolase (Overview)

An enzyme present in certain living tissues, including skeletal and heart muscle tissues, that catalyzes the breakdown of a fructose ester into triose sugars. Compliments of the free dictionary by farlex...


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Our daughter has elevated aldolase and lph. She has a complex chronic pain disorder. What should be looked at? Eeg is normal. Mri shows white matter .

Our daughter has elevated aldolase and lph. She has a complex chronic pain disorder. What should be looked at? Eeg is normal. Mri shows white matter .

Growing pains?: If your daughter is nearing puberty the laboratory studies just indicated hormone effects and growth effects. Mri changes need to be evaluated by a good specialist, but may be normal variant. The chronic pain disorder is becoming a major epidemic now among young people. Be careful not to over react or over treat. She needs counseling to help with pain management. ...Read more

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How can high level aldolase be treated?

Why is aldolase high: We do not treat laboratory findings. Why is aldolase elevated? Why was the test done? What other tests were done and what were the findings? Aldolase is non-specific marker of tissue injury. ...Read more

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Increased aldolase, complement c3/c4 serum, sed rate, c-react. Protein, beta globulin, monocytes, bun/creatin low mcv-mch, vit d-possible causes?

Increased aldolase,  complement c3/c4 serum, sed rate, c-react. Protein, beta globulin, monocytes, bun/creatin low mcv-mch, vit d-possible causes?

Complicated: When i was doing clinical medicine, these were collectively sort of the flags for sarcoid disease but I am not saying that's the case here. This is because sarcoid is a diagnosis of exclusion so the advice is to rule out other diseases with additional diagnostic tests which can be done by a primary care physician or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I had normal CPK aldolase ESR repeatedly and other blood normal along with normal emg/ncv. Normal skin biopsy. Can you still have a muscle disease?

I had normal CPK aldolase ESR repeatedly and other blood normal along with normal emg/ncv. Normal skin biopsy. Can you still have a muscle disease?

Difficult: This question (and the related one you asked) are very difficult because i don't have enough data. The short answer is 'yes, maybe', but normal CPK and aldolase rule out a lot of possible muscle diseases. You may need a spine MRI to evaluate possible spinal cord disorders, but your physicians (especially i hope a neurologist) can best judge the nature of your problem and how to investigate it. ...Read more

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What does elevated aldolase mean?

Marker of tissue: Injury. Aldolase is a non-specific marker of tissue injury. Why did you have the test done? What were other lab tests and what were the results. If a mild elevation in aldolase is the only finding, it may not be worth pursuing. ...Read more

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How can high level aldolase be treated?

Why is aldolase high: We do not treat laboratory findings. Why is aldolase elevated? Why was the test done? What other tests were done and what were the findings? Aldolase is non-specific marker of tissue injury. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: aldolase?

Def of Aldolase: An enzyme present in certain living tissues, including skeletal and heart muscle tissues, that catalyzes the breakdown of a fructose ester into triose sugars. Compliments of the free dictionary by farlex... ...Read more

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What do elevated CPK and aldolase mean?

What do elevated CPK and aldolase mean?

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 does not add any more information. Why did you have the tests done? What were the findings of other tests? ...Read more

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What does it mean to have too much aldolase in your blood?

What does it mean to have too much aldolase in your blood?

Marker of tissue: Injury. Aldolase is a non-specific marker of tissue injury. Why did you have the test done? What were other lab tests and what were the results. If a mild elevation in aldolase is the only finding, it may not be worth pursuing. ...Read more