What is the role of lab tests in the workup of Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy (EDMD)?

Updated: May 23, 2019
  • Author: Eli S Neiman, DO, FACN; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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The creatinine kinase (CK) level is mildly elevated to less than 10-times normal levels in most cases of Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy (EDMD). If the CK level is extremely elevated, other disorders should be considered, including Duchenne/Becker or limb-girdle muscular dystrophy.


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