Comparative evaluation of flotation method and standard procedures in sputum acid fast bacilli positivity: a preliminary study

Gopinathan, V.P. and Achuthan, K. (1984) Comparative evaluation of flotation method and standard procedures in sputum acid fast bacilli positivity: a preliminary study. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 31 (4). pp. 159-160.

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Abstract

The degree of positivity of acid fast bacilli (AFB) in sputum smears in 65 patients with pulmonary tuberculosis on antituberculosis therapy was evaluated by flotation method, direct smear and concentration method. The positivity was highest by flotation method

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Acid Fast Bacilli, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Antituberculosis Therapy, Flotation Method, Sputum, Bleaching Powder
Subjects:Fluids and Secretions > Bodily Secretions > Sputum
Chemical Actions and Uses > Pharmacologic Actions > Therapeutic Uses > Anti-Infective Agents > Anti-Bacterial Agents
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
Investigative Techniques > Clinical Laboratory Techniques > Culture Techniques
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
ID Code:2792
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:07 April 2008

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