Aldolase is an enzyme that breaks down glucose and is found in most tissues of the body. Aldolase levels are used to diagnose injury or disease of the liver or muscles. High aldolase levels are seen in people with the liver diseases cirrhosis, jaundice caused by obstructions, or chronic hepatitis. High levels are also seen in people with muscle weakness due to dermatomyositis, muscular dystrophy, or polymyositis. Aldolase levels will be normal in people with progressive neurological muscle diseases, such as poliomyelitis, multiple sclerosis, or myasthenia gravis. Low levels are seen in people with hereditary intolerance to fructose, muscle-wasting disease, and late muscular dystrophy.
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