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Clinically, creatine kinase is assayed in blood tests as a marker of myocardial infarction (heart attack), rhabdomyolysis (severe muscle breakdown), muscular dystrophy, the autoimmune myositides and in acute renal failure.

Gaylord Sleep Medicine Physician Releases New Book

Gaylord Sleep Medicine Physician Releases New Book

Hodgkin's lymphoma

Dear patients  Today I have enclosed a link to Hodgkins lymphoma from wikipedia.  This was the best data I think that is applicable to you. Please note CAPITALS are my comments. Hodgkin's lymphoma Hodgkin's lymphoma , previously known as  Hodgkin's disease , is a type of  lymphoma ,  which is a  cancer  originating from  white blood cells  called  lymphocytes .  It was named after  Thomas Hodgkin , who first described abnormalities in the lymph system in 1832. [1] [2]  Hodgkin's lymphoma is characterized by the orderly spread of disease from one  lymph node  group to another and  by the development of  systemic symptoms  with advanced disease.  When Hodgkins cells are examined microscopically, multinucleated  Reed-Sternberg cells  (RS cells)  are the characteristic  histopathologic  finding.  Hodgkin's lymphoma may be treated with  radiation therapy ,  chemotherapy  or  Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation ,  the choice of treatment depending on the