Low Serum Creatine Phosphokinase Values in Patients with Acute Viral Hepatitis

Z. Rotenberg, L. Weinberger, J. Fuchs, E. Davidson, A. Erdberg, O. Sperling, J. Agmon

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Abstract

Low values of serum creatine phospbokinase (CPK) were found in a group of 27 patients suffering from acute viral hepatitis. The values were significantly lower than CPK values in a group of 25 patients with extra hepatic obstructive jaundice (23.3 ± 32.1 versus 163 ± 43 U/L, p < 0.001). CPK values in the hepatitis group when recovered (6 months after hospitalization) were much higher than the mean CPK levels in the same group during the acute illness (178 ± 28 versus 23.3 ± 32.1 U/L, p < 0.001) and were the same as a control group of 26 healthy volunteers (179 ± 28 versus 179 ± 20.9 U/L). Similar results were found when the groups were divided into separate male and female groups. Serum CPK values, thus, were found to be a useful diagnostic tool to distinguish between patients with intrahepatic jaundice due to acute viral hepatitis and patients with extra hepatic obstructive jaundice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)276-279
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume79
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1984

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