Can you please explain what "CK Levels" are and what can cause them to lower or rise? I have a relative who's CK level has risen significantly over the past months and they have not been able to determine the cause. He did have Polio when he was a child. He is in his late 50's now.
They plan to biopsy a knee in the next week or so.
When a muscle integrity is disrupted(muscle death in such cases as heart attack or ALS or trauma or..., infection such as a virus, or even a needle stick or birth) the muscle tissue releases an enzyme CPK. So, it is a non-specific indicator of muscle compromise. Usually, we need to know the history and symptoms to better understand why the level of CPK has risen. I hope this helps.
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