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What could having high Cpk levels mean in infants ?

my friends 8 month old baby has just had some blood work done , and the doctor told her that the baby has high pck levels ( 270). he didnt give her too much other information her baby seems overall healthy ,( eating well and gaining weight) but still can not hold his head up , or sit up. He also was diagnosed with nystagmus , however she has not been given futher information. what could having high Cpk levels mean? and is there a possibility that its connected to the nystagmus?
Asked On : Fri, 11 Feb 2011
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The high CPK levels indicate muscle damage in the body which could be associated with nystagmus as well. It could be part of muscle dystrophy diseases and he needs to be evaluated thoroughly by the Paediatrician and possibly by Genetics counsellor. There could be risk of kidney problems due to the muscle damage which also needs to be looked into. He needs to be well hydrated and he should consume balanced diet rich in fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables.
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