Confocal Fluorescence Microscopy: A Powerful Tool in the Study of Chagas' Disease

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. Jan-Feb 2000;33(1):79-82. doi: 10.1590/s0037-86822000000100012.


Confocal scanning fluorescence microscopy has become widely used in cell biology and pathology. In conjunction with monoclonal antibodies it may turn out to be a powerful diagnostic tool that also enables detailed studies of tissue forms of Trypanosoma cruzi.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Chagas Cardiomyopathy / pathology*
  • Fluorescent Antibody Technique
  • Humans
  • Microscopy, Confocal
  • Microscopy, Fluorescence
  • Myocardium / pathology