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My daughters ck levels are elevated at 233 u/l.
my understanding of it is that this shows that there is damage to the muscles right?
and whilst it isnt a massive rise, would it mean that these levels would rise more ,as the muscles become more damaged? if say in a muscular dystrophy case.

ta if anyone knos the answerHuh
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Hi Starlight,
Normal values are usually between 25 and 200 U/L.
Elevation of CK can be an indication of damage to muscle.
It is therefore indicative of injury, rhabdomyolysis, myocardial infarction, muscular dystrophy, myositis, myocarditis, malignant hyperthermia and neuroleptic malignant syndrome.
It is also seen in McLeod syndrome and hypothyroidism.
The use of statin medications, which are used to decrease serum cholesterol levels, may be associated with elevation of the CPK level in about 1% of the patients taking these medications, and with actual muscle damage in a much smaller proportion.
Hope it helps hun....
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Thanks loz,
we get told little bits at the appointments, but nothing is ever really explainded.
probbley my fault for not asking enough questions Too, but its hard to take it all in at once.
plus trying to understand the jargon too.
thanks again. x


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