Antistreptolysin O reference values in students of 10 to 15 years of the Municipality "Francisco Linares Alcantara" : Aragua state, Venezuela. Comunidad y Salud [online]. ISSN The most useful for evidence of streptococcal infection of group A beta hemolytic serological response is the determination of antistreptolysin O ASO. Strep throat is most common infection caused by these organisms, which can lead to non-suppurative complications such as acute rheumatic fever and glomerulonephritis. These complications can be prevented by proper diagnosis and treatment.

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Antistreptolysin O titer profile in acute rheumatic fever diagnosis. METHODS: we investigated 78 patients with ARF at onset and follow-up, 22 with isolated chorea at onset, 45 with recurrent oropharyngeal tonsillitis, and 23 with recent flare of juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Baseline levels were observed afterwards in patients under regular penicillin prophylaxis. Keywords: arthritis, rheumatic fever, antistreptolysin, chorea.

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