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A comparison of methods for staining tubercle bacilli in histological sections
  1. N. Greenwood,
  2. And H. Fox
  1. Department of Pathology, University of Manchester


    The Ziehl-Neelsen stain is compared with three alternative methods of staining tubercle bacilli in paraffin sections: Fite's method (1938); a modification by Armstrong and Price (1947) of Fite's method; and a fluorescent method using the auramine-phenol stain.

    The fluorescent method was found to be the most effective of the four methods and its use is recommended as a routine tool in diagnostic histopathology.

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