Hi I am new to this site and trying to keep a diary and inform others what has happened to my daughter.
My 8 year old Gabriella has been suffering from high Aso titres for 4 years now. It started off as a small rash, which led me to the dermatologist. The dermatologist then took a biopsy of her rash, which came back non specific. Oh the answers we wished for but had none. Off to the Rheumatologist, here ANA came back positive and more tests proved she had a high ASO titre which means she has a past strep throat infection. Compared to Rheumatic fever, she does have low grade fevers, the rash, constant joint pain. She is on penicllin for over a year now, which has not helped her levels go down, and now with another strep infection they want to start her on penicllin shots to prevent her from getting heart disease. I am constantly at the cardiologist to check her heart and constantly reading and emailing all types of doctors to get any answer. I don't know where else to turn. Hopefully this blog will open my mind to any new imput from everyone. I appreciate you reading my blog. Thank you