What Causes High Levels of Creatine Kinase?

Q:
What causes high levels of creatine kinase?

A:
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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