Elevated serum creatine kinase activity in a patient with acute pancreatitis
UNSPECIFIED. (1999) Elevated serum creatine kinase activity in a patient with acute pancreatitis. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE, 53 (6). pp. 482-483. ISSN 1368-5031Full text not available from this repository.
A 62-year-old man presented with a five-day history of a 'flu-like' illness, epigastric pain and a state of increasing confusion, His serum values for amylase and glucose were grossly elevated, as was the creatine kinase (CK) activity, being 23 times above the upper limit of normal, OK-MB was less than 5% of his total CK activity. There was no past history of diabetes or recent history of intramuscular injections or injury. A diagnosis of acute pancreatitis complicated by hyperosmolar non-ketotic (HONK) diabetic pre-coma was made. The patient was treated with intravenous fluids, insulin and subcutaneous heparin. Normal values for serum amylase and CK activity were recorded with convalescence. This case indicates a possible association of a rise in total CK activity with acute pancreatitis complicated by HONK diabetic pre-coma. This observation was made in the absence of clinically evident muscle pathology.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
|Journal or Publication Title:||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE|
|Number of Pages:||2|
|Page Range:||pp. 482-483|
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