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Role of special stains in the diagnosis of Pneumocystis carinii infection from bronchial washing specimens in patients with the acquired immune deficiency syndrome.
Acta Cytol. 1988 Jan-Feb; 32(1):105-8.AC

Abstract

Fifty bronchial washing specimens from 36 patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) were retrospectively reviewed to assess the sensitivity of the various special stains used to diagnose Pneumocystis carinii. In 76% of the cases, the Diff-Quik stain was positive; it was the easiest and most rapid of the special stains used. The sensitivity was increased to 92%, 96% and 100%, respectively, by also doing cresyl echt violet, Grocott's Gomori methenamine silver and both the cresyl violet and Grocott stains in addition to the Diff-Quik stain. We conclude that the Diff-Quik stain is a fairly reliable and rapid screening procedure for making the diagnosis of Pneumocystis infection in bronchial washings from AIDS patients. The routine Papanicolaou stain gave less sensitive results in the smears of the washing specimens, but does give a markedly improved yield in bronchoalveolar lavage specimens.

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Department of Medicine, George Washington University Medical Center Hospital, Washington, D.C. 20037.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

3257310

Citation

Chandra, P, et al. "Role of Special Stains in the Diagnosis of Pneumocystis Carinii Infection From Bronchial Washing Specimens in Patients With the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome." Acta Cytologica, vol. 32, no. 1, 1988, pp. 105-8.
Chandra P, Delaney MD, Tuazon CU. Role of special stains in the diagnosis of Pneumocystis carinii infection from bronchial washing specimens in patients with the acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Acta Cytol. 1988;32(1):105-8.
Chandra, P., Delaney, M. D., & Tuazon, C. U. (1988). Role of special stains in the diagnosis of Pneumocystis carinii infection from bronchial washing specimens in patients with the acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Acta Cytologica, 32(1), 105-8.
Chandra P, Delaney MD, Tuazon CU. Role of Special Stains in the Diagnosis of Pneumocystis Carinii Infection From Bronchial Washing Specimens in Patients With the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. Acta Cytol. 1988 Jan-Feb;32(1):105-8. PubMed PMID: 3257310.
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