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Diagnostic efficacy of Ziehl-Neelsen method against fluorescent microscopy in detection of acid fast bacilli

Gupta, Soham and Shenoy, Vishnu Prasad and Bairy, Indira and Muralidharan, S (2010) Diagnostic efficacy of Ziehl-Neelsen method against fluorescent microscopy in detection of acid fast bacilli. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine, 3 (4). pp. 328-320.

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Abstract

Objective: To investigate the application of Ziehl-Neelsen (Z-N) and fluorescent microscopy in detection of acid fast bacilli (AFB). Methods: Duplicate smears were prepared from 260 sputum smaemthpoldess iann pdr ismtaairnye ddi awgintho sZis- oNf taunbde rfcluuloorseiss cweenrte setvaainluinagte d(F. S )R meseuthltosd: sT. hTeh sem eefafircs iwenecrey poofs bitoivthe fmoer thAoFdB. Tihne 1 s5e n(5si.t7iv7i%ty)a snadm sppleecsi fbicyi tyZ -oNf Z s-tNai nsitnaign imnge tmhoedth aond da ginai n1s6t F(6S. 1m5e%th)o sda wmeprlee s9 3b.y7 5F%S and 100% respectively. Conclusions: Though lesser cost-effective than Z-N, FS method is a more sensitive and better case finding tool in detection of AFB.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tuberculosis, Acid fast bacilli, Ziehl-Neelsen Fluorescent microscopy
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Microbiology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2011 04:56
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2011 10:47
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/218

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