How is muscle function tested in the workup of heat stroke?

Updated: Nov 06, 2018
  • Author: Robert S Helman, MD; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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Creatinine kinase (CK), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), aldolase, and myoglobin commonly are released from muscles when muscle necrosis occurs.

CK levels exceeding 100,000 IU/mL are common in patients with EHS.

Elevations in myoglobin may not be noted despite muscle necrosis because myoglobin is metabolized rapidly by the liver and excreted rapidly by the kidneys.


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