hyperCKemia

hyperCKemia

(hī″pĕr-sē″kā″ē′mē-ă)
Persistent elevations in the serum levels of creatine kinase (“CK”), a muscle enzyme. The condition is sometimes found in persons with congenital muscle diseases, such as muscular dystrophies or other myopathies.
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About 10% of the isolated cases of myopathy with hyperCKemia were proven to have a dystrophinopathy as the cause of their disease (manifesting DMD carriers).
Neuromyelitis Optica Preceded by HypercKemia and a Possible Association with coxsackie Virus Group A10 Infection.
EFNS guidelines on the diagnostic approach to pauci- or asymptomatic hyperCKemia.
sup][2] However, other atypical symptoms such as hyperCKemia,[sup][7] distal anterior compartment myopathy,[sup][8] and proximodistal myopathy (PDM)[sup][3] are not rare and can have a congenital onset.
Patients were classified into different phenotypes according to their initial pattern of muscle involvement: hyperCKemia when there are no clinical symptoms, LGMD2B when the proximal leg is first involved, MM when the distal part of leg is first involved, and proximodistal phenotype when there is proximal and distal weakness simultaneously at disease onset.