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An analysis of the creatine kinase isoenzyme and cardiac troponin T levels in a polymyositis patient

Golding, R.M., Giles, L.G.F. and Sokoya, E.M. (2008) An analysis of the creatine kinase isoenzyme and cardiac troponin T levels in a polymyositis patient. American Journal of Immunology, 4 (1). pp. 1-7.

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Abstract

From an extensive model developed to interpret physiological processes we are able to show that the observed elevated creatine kinase-myoglobin (CK-MB) and serum concentration of cardiac troponin T (cTnT) values for a particular patient are associated with the inflammatory disease, polymyositis, and not myocardial injury. This highlights that caution must be exercised in using elevated CK-MB and cTnT levels as evidence for myocardial damage in patients with chronic muscle degeneration such as polymyositis.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Chiropractic and Sports Science
Publisher: Science Publications
Copyright: © 2008 Science Publications.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/14066
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