Diagnostic Approach to Pauci-or Asymptomatic hyperCKemia

T. Kyriakides, C. Angelini, J. Schaefer, S. Sacconi, G. Siciliano, J. J. Vilchez, D. Hilton-Jones

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Handbook of Neurological Management
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781405185349
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sept 2011


  • Diagnoses in patients-with pauci or asymptomatic hyperCKemia
  • Diagnostic approach to pauci-or asymptomatic hyperCKemia
  • Guidelines, diagnostic approach-in patients with paucior asymptomatic hyperCKemia
  • Non-myopathic hyperCKemia-serum CK activity, elevation in patients with skeletal muscle disease
  • Practical definition of hyperCKemia-upper reference value of CK, above which further investigation being appropriate
  • Pragmatic approach, advising patients-with otherwise unexplained hyperCKemia
  • Prognosis in patients-with pauci-or a symptomatic hyperCKemia
  • Risk for malignant hyperthermia (MH) susceptibility-and central core disease
  • Sensitivity, likelihood of abnormal results-in somebody with a muscle disease
  • Variables, that increase likelihood-of a diagnostic muscle biopsy

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