The role of Ziehl-Neelsen and fluroescent stains in tissue sections in the diagnosis of tuberculosis

Krishnaswami, Hemlatha and Job, C.K. (1974) The role of Ziehl-Neelsen and fluroescent stains in tissue sections in the diagnosis of tuberculosis. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 21 (1). pp. 18-21.

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Abstract

A prospective study to detect tuberculosis was carried out on 265 consecutive lymph node biopsies over a ten month period. Histopathological evidence of tuberculosis was seen in 128 lymph nodes, while on culture pathogenic mycobacteria were isolated in 101 specimens (Krishnaswami and others, 1972). Of the 128 histologically tuberculous lymph node specimens, mycobacteria were detected in 102 speci- mens with fluorescent staining and in 91 specimens with Ziehl-Neelsen staining. While fluorescent method for demonstrating M. tuber- culosis was found to be superior to Ziehl- Neelsen technique, both are useful to confirm the diagnosis of tuberculosis where culture facilities are not available.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Ziehl-Neelsen Stain, Flourescent Stains, Tuberculosis, Diagnosis, Tissue Sections, Histopathology
Subjects:Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Equipment and Supplies > Culture Media
Bacteria > Gram-Positive Bacteria > Actinobacteria > Actinomycetales > Mycobacteriaceae > Mycobacterium > Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Investigative Techniques > Clinical Laboratory Techniques > Culture Techniques
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Complex Mixtures > Tissue Extracts
ID Code:1505
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:15 May 2006

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