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Aso Titer

ASO (anti-streptolysin O) is the antibody made by the Streptococcus bacteria, and the test done to detect this antibody is called ASO titer. High levels of ASO in the blood might damage the heart and joints. High ASO is treated with Penicillin.

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What do increased antistreptolysin-O (ASO) and joint pain indicate?

Query: Hello¬†doctor,My ASO is 203, and creatinine is 0.80. I am having a joint pain and stomach upset problem from the last four years. The RA factor is nil and hemoglobin is 11. I am sending my LFT and ASO reports. Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Janrao Smit Uttam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to According to your complaints and reports attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I suspect a rheumatic heart disease in your case. I would recommend you get evaluated further.Increased ASO (antistreptolysin O) with joint pain could be due to a strept...  Read Full »

Can injection Penidure LA be used during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, Initially, my wife was having few joint pains in her knees and shoulder. Last year, she was diagnosed with high ASO level in blood with 800 (positive). At that time the medicine physician has prescribed her to inject Penidure LA12 (Benzathine Penicillin) injection at every interval of ...  Read Full »

Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair Bhaskaran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Injection Penidure LA (Benzathine penicillin) is a long acting Penicillin given to your wife for increased anti-streptolysin O (ASO) titer, to prevent inflammatory disorders. It is safe during pregnancy compared to other antibiotics. Since, she is symptom free she shou...  Read Full »

I suffer from headaches, dizziness, cold, and hunger. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having headaches, dizziness, cold, feeling hungry at times, bitter taste, palpitations, and feeling sleepy. What would be the possible cause? Which tests should I undergo? Or which medicines or diet should I take? My age is 22 years. Currently, I am taking Magnesium sulfate...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are having a common cold problem and it can be a viral upper respiratory tract infection. But still, streptococcus infection can be ruled out by ASO (antistreptolysin O) titer, CBC investigation. Levocetirizine 5 mg OD for five days can be prescribed. Salt water ...  Read Full »

I have frequent ankle swelling. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29-year-old male. I do not have any medical issues and do work out regularly. I had frequent ankle swelling of the right ankle with pain for the last two months. It happened around four times in the last two months. I took blood and urine sample tests, and all were found to be of ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are here to help you. Since all your reports are negative with only raised ASO titers (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I need to the point that ASO titers signify Streptococcal infection that can occur as a result of a simple sore throat. However, tha...  Read Full »

Will intake of Penicillin help to reduce high ASO titer levels and generalized body weakness?

Query: Hi doctor,I was feeling tired all the time before few months. I went to a doctor and he asked me to do a ASO titer test with a couple of other tests. The result was 407 IU/mL. So, he told me to take Penicillin for the next three months. After a month, I did another test and visited another doctor. M...  Read Full »

Dr. Vineet Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You can have fibromyalgia. It is a common post-infection, especially like Covid or post streptococcus infection. The high ASO (antistreptolysin O) titer level indicates that you are resistant to Penicillin or the levels do not correlate with your symptoms. You can do...  Read Full »

What causes knee pain and swelling?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old. I have knee pain in both the legs and it is paining alternatively for the past one and half years. Pain starts with swelling around the knee and stay for three to four hours and the pain will be at least once in one to two months. I feel like pinching with needle in the...  Read Full »

Dr. Narayanasamy Senduran

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have noted your complaints and also gone through the reports carefully (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You seem to have a preceding streptococcal A infection. I would like to know if you had any history of skin or throat infection left untreated o...  Read Full »

What are the long-term health risk of living in a wet and moldy area?

Query: Hello doctor,For many months, we lived in an apartment that was wet and moldy (both black mold and white or gray mold). First, can you tell me what the long-term health risks might be? And also, could the strep throats a family member began having been connected to it?  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to the You are talking regarding health issue related to molds. Let me know you most common problem associated with mold exposure is hypersensitivity allergic inflammation problem in individuals who are susceptible to it. It can lead to allergic rhinitis, pharyngitis, ...  Read Full »

Please suggest about my blood report seen after bladder surgery.

Query: Hi doctor, I have undergone bladder surgery for poor flow. Now, I have done some blood test. I am in confusion. I have got rheumatic fever before 20 years. I am taking many antibiotics for the past two months. Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your ASO (antistreptolysin O) titer is raised suggesting antibodies against streptococcal metabolites. Your ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) and neutrophil counts are mildly elevate...  Read Full »

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