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What should be done after ASO Titre Test Result is 1033?

My Wife 27 Year old has got ASO Titre Test Result 1033 so what should i do? She is use to get too much back pain and joint pain problem and high blood pressure i.e. 130/100. So, which type of specialist doctor should consult?
Please can any one suggest me? i too much worried about this.

Thanks,
R,l,sh
Mon, 26 May 2014
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Hello and welcome to HCM,
Elevated ASO titres suggest rheumatic heart disease.
Rheumatic heart disease is caused by a bacteria called Streptococcus hemolyticus.
This bacterial proteins have resemblance to certain proteins in the heart tissue.
Due to this mimicry, antibodies produced against the bacterial proteins are directed against the heart muscles.
Thus, there is production of auto-antibodies against the self heart tissue.
This leads to rheumatic heart disease.
The ASO titres are raised. ASO stands for Anti Streptolysin O.
Besides involvement of the heart there is involvement of other tissues like joints and kidney.
The back pain and joint pain that you are experiencing is probably due to the rheumatic heart disease.
You need to see a cardiologist.
Treatment of rheumatic heart disease will relieve the joint problem too.


Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal
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What should be done after ASO Titre Test Result is 1033?

Hello and welcome to HCM, Elevated ASO titres suggest rheumatic heart disease. Rheumatic heart disease is caused by a bacteria called Streptococcus hemolyticus. This bacterial proteins have resemblance to certain proteins in the heart tissue. Due to this mimicry, antibodies produced against the bacterial proteins are directed against the heart muscles. Thus, there is production of auto-antibodies against the self heart tissue. This leads to rheumatic heart disease. The ASO titres are raised. ASO stands for Anti Streptolysin O. Besides involvement of the heart there is involvement of other tissues like joints and kidney. The back pain and joint pain that you are experiencing is probably due to the rheumatic heart disease. You need to see a cardiologist. Treatment of rheumatic heart disease will relieve the joint problem too. Thanks and take care Dr Shailja P Wahal