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Old 09-26-2007, 01:39 PM   #1
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Raised CK enzymes

Dear All,

Can anyone explain what raised ck enzyme levels mean. I had an appt today with ms dr who informed that I have significantly raised ck levels.

What does this mean and is this related to ms symptoms?

Many thanks

 
Old 09-26-2007, 01:44 PM   #2
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Re: Raised CK enzymes

CK = creatine kinase, the levels MAY BE high in MS patients. BUT they are also elevated in strokes. If this is the only indicator, further tests would definitely be necessary.

 
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Old 09-26-2007, 02:05 PM   #3
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Re: Raised CK enzymes

Hi Thanks for replying...so quick!

I've had the various other tests, mri's, lp, physical etc but I was only informed today about this.

What happens when the ck level is raised though....am I right in thinking it rises due to muscle damage?

Thanks again

 
Old 09-26-2007, 02:17 PM   #4
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Re: Raised CK enzymes

Hi Thanks for replying...so quick!

I've had the various other tests, mri's, lp, physical etc but I was only informed today about this.

What happens when the ck level is raised though....am I right in thinking it rises due to muscle damage?

Thanks again

 
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Re: Raised CK enzymes

Eli,

The ck can rise when there is inflamation in the muscles.

Is your Dr gonna run anymore test?

 
Old 09-27-2007, 12:10 PM   #6
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Re: Raised CK enzymes

Hi Duttin,

Hope you are ok?

Yes my dr is organising an emg/ncs test hopefully within the next 8 weeks. He also took more bloods yesterday and some repeat mri's in a few months. My own GP, who I saw today for some meds said she is keen to keep checking the CK.

EL

 
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