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Myopathies

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Which tests and procedures are used in the diagnostic evaluation of a patient with a suspected myopathy? The diagnostic evaluation of a myopathy generally entails a triad of tests: Serum creatine kinase (CK) Electromyography (EMG) Muscle biopsy Explain the significance of serum CK. Muscle destruction usually liberates CK, making elevation of this enzyme a good […]

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