Cpk Value

CPK, creatinine phosphokinase, is an enzyme present in the body. It is found commonly in the heart, brain, and skeletal muscles. It is essential for muscle function. CPK isoenzyme test helps to determine the level of CPK in the bloodstream. The values of CPK vary in both males and females. The normal range of CPK in males ranges from 39 to 308 U/L, and in females, it ranges from 26 to 192 U/L. Elevated CPK levels are seen in brain injury, convulsions, heart attack, and myocarditis.

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Can malaria elevate CPK value?

Query: Hi doctor, My father, who is 70 years old, was admitted in a hospital for severe weakness, high fever (105 degrees Fahrenheit), shivering and lack of appetite. Blood tests revealed that he had malaria (Vivax) and a platelet count of 44,000, which is below normal. But, there was no dengue or typhoid....  Read Full »


Dr. Manish N Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. CPK enzyme (creatine phosphokinase) is specific to the heart. It gets elevated only in cardiac disease and not in malaria. However, a more specific test would be troponin enzyme levels. Also, age does not cause CPK enzymes to increase. Low platelet is due to malaria and n...  Read Full »

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