A comparative study of staining character of mycobacteria

Mahapatra, B. (1967) A comparative study of staining character of mycobacteria. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 15 (1). pp. 17-18.

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Abstract

150 samples of tuberculous materials comprising of bacterial culture, sputa, urine, effusion fluid, gastric juice, skin smear and microsections were stained both with Ziehl- Neelsen and Pottz’s rapid and cold method and were examined for acid fast bacilli. Although number of positive samples show- ing the A.F.B. were almost same, there was definite difference in the staining intensity of the bacilli. The possible cause for faint stain- ing of the bacilli in the cold method has been discussed. It is felt that the cold method of staining as advocated by Pottz and his associates can not be considered as a proper substitute for Z.N. method.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Mycobacteria, Staining Character, Comparision, Acid Fast Bacilli, Tuberculous Material, Ziehel-Neelsen Method, Pottz Method
Subjects:Fluids and Secretions > Bodily Secretions > Sputum
Investigative Techniques > Clinical Laboratory Techniques > Culture Techniques
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Pleural Diseases > Pleural Effusion
Integumentary System > Skin
Fluids and Secretions > Body Fluids > Urine
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Bacteria > Gram-Positive Bacteria > Actinobacteria > Actinomycetales > Mycobacteriaceae > Mycobacterium
ID Code:1080
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:30 December 2005

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