Test Name Anti Strepsolysin O (ASO)
Anti Strepsolysin O (ASO) is an antibody which is targeted against toxic enzyme streptolysin O produced by group A streptococcus bacteria. These are most commonly associated with sore throat and other systemic infections such as cellulitis, pyoderma and impetigo. Few instances of severe complications may develop such as rheumatic fever or glomerulonephritis in children. These complications can progress to severe conditions such as heart damage, kidney dysfunction, edema, and hypertension. ASO test helps to determine if the causative agent of all these complications is streptococcus bacteria.
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