Elevation of creatine kinase in acute pancreatitis: A case report

Clin Case Rep. 2022 Feb 2;10(2):e05309. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.5309. eCollection 2022 Feb.


Creatine kinase (CK/CK-MB) testing is an essential laboratory test approaching a patient with chest or epigastric pain. We report a 38-year-old man with acute pancreatitis and elevated CK/CK-MB level without myocardial involvement. Acute pancreatitis may be considered as a false-positive cause of CK/CK-MB test in patients presenting with chest pain.

Keywords: CK‐MB; creatine kinase; pancreatitis.

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