Muscular Dystrophy - Blood Picture

Dr Ira Shah
Consultant Pediatrician, B.J.Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai, India
First Created: 03/05/2001 

Introduction

Increase in CPK, LDH, HBDH, SGOT are characteristics of muscular dystrophies. Degree of elevation of muscle enzymes depend upon

  • type of dystrophy (marginal rise is seen in facioscapulohumeral type),
  • duration of the disease (decreasing enzymes are seen during late burnt-out stage) &
  • the severity of the disease.
  • In advanced DMD, creatinine is usually low


BIOCHEMICAL TEST NORMAL RANGE PATIENT VALUES
LOW NORMAL HIGH
HBDH 90-220 IU/L     *
CPK 10-120 IU/L     *
LDH 40-110 IU/L     *
SGOT 7-24 IU/L     *
SGPT 4-25 IU/L     *
S. CREATININE 0.5-1.5 mg/dl *  

These normal laboratory values may slightly vary from laboratory to laboratory. Please consult your lab for the same.


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