Health knowledge made personal

Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor

Specialty: Pediatrics
La Jolla, California
Dr. Charlotte E. Thompson has been a practicing physician for fifty years. She is a board certified pediatrician and in 2005-2006 was named as one of the top pediatricians in the U.S. Her special area of expertise is in children's neuromuscular disorders. She is an assistant clinical professor of... Full Bio
› Share page:

Bathing Babies and Children Daily Does NOT Cause Eczema

There is a puzzling small article in the April Parents magazine that cites a dermatologist at University of Oregon Medical School who says...

Beware of Doctors Who Think They are Infallible

It is always painful to hear accounts of doctors who make statements that are false for which they  have no basis. Yes, there are some great...

Nursing Homes and Care of the Elderly

Choosing a nursing home for someone can be a daunting task. I had to do it for my father and have visited other nursing homes where friends...

All Muscle Weakness in Children is NOT Muscular Dystrophy

When a child, especially a boy or teenage male, develops muscle weakness, the immediate diagnosis that seems to come to doctors' minds is...

Virtual Medicine is a Frightening Concept

I recently was sent an e-mail by a company trying to entice doctors to sign up for "Virtual medicine" The idea is that a mother or father...
Dr. Charlotte Thompson's Whiteboard
Apr 27 2010 by Isk8her76
My son is 30mo old 39lbs and 39in and for the last 1.5 years he has had an elevated CK that has been taken every six months: oldest to most recent-598, 525, 375, 301. He jumps, runs, plays, and dances.  At 1.5 he had an EMG and Nerve test, both were normal.  All other blood counts are normal and no genetic history.  Older and younger son are normal CK ranges.  How reliable is an EMG at 1.5.  Are there any posible explainations why CK comes down every six months or tests?  Thank you

Communities (1)


Dr. Charlotte Thompson has no friends yet : (

Related HealthBloggers

Dr. Sheila Cason, MD Specialty: Pediatrics
Dr. Uri Ginzburg, MD Specialty: Pediatrics