What Causes High Levels of Creatine Kinase?

What causes high levels of creatine kinase?

High levels of creatine kinase are mainly caused by destruction of cardiac or skeletal muscle. Other factors or causes also include:

  • Brain injuries
  • Trauma
  • Stroke
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Myocarditis
  • Delirium tremens
  • Muscle diseases like dermatomyositis, polymyositis or muscular dystrophy
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