Asymptomatic hyperCKemia indicates a finding of persistent and abnormally high serum levels of creatine kinase (CK) in an asymptomatic person, whether or not the etiology has been found. An increased serum CK level is taken to mean that the integrity of the skeletal muscle membrane has been affected; an increased serum CK level is also a hallmark of muscle disease, either hereditary or acquired. Statin use is probably the most common cause of asymptomatic hyperCKemia.
Jun. 05, 2020