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Comparison of histologic stains in the diagnosis of Pneumocystis carinii.
Acta Cytol. 1995 Nov-Dec; 39(6):1124-7.AC

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To evaluate commonly used histologic stains used to detect Pneumocystis, including Diff-Quik (DQ), Grocott's Gomori methenamine silver (GMS), Papanicolaou, and hematoxylin and eosin (H&E).

STUDY DESIGN

The study compared the ability of these stains to detect alveolar casts.

RESULTS

Although there was a slightly higher average number of casts detected with DQ, the difference between this stain and GMS was not significant. Both Papanicolaou stain and H&E showed significantly lower averages. Some differences in H&E may be related to differences in preparation.

CONCLUSION

Similar results were obtained with DQ and GMS, but DQ offered the advantage of ease of preparation, rapidity and cost-effectiveness.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Veterans Affairs Medical Center Long Beach, CA 90822, USA.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

7483986

Citation

Naimey, G L., and R B. Wuerker. "Comparison of Histologic Stains in the Diagnosis of Pneumocystis Carinii." Acta Cytologica, vol. 39, no. 6, 1995, pp. 1124-7.
Naimey GL, Wuerker RB. Comparison of histologic stains in the diagnosis of Pneumocystis carinii. Acta Cytol. 1995;39(6):1124-7.
Naimey, G. L., & Wuerker, R. B. (1995). Comparison of histologic stains in the diagnosis of Pneumocystis carinii. Acta Cytologica, 39(6), 1124-7.
Naimey GL, Wuerker RB. Comparison of Histologic Stains in the Diagnosis of Pneumocystis Carinii. Acta Cytol. 1995 Nov-Dec;39(6):1124-7. PubMed PMID: 7483986.
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