The Case of the Disappearing Mycobacteria in Ziehl-Neelsen-stained Smears

Int J Infect Dis. 2011 Apr;15(4):e291. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2011.01.002. Epub 2011 Feb 12.

MeSH terms

  • Benzophenoneidum / metabolism
  • Coloring Agents / metabolism*
  • False Negative Reactions
  • Female
  • Fluorescence
  • Humans
  • Lymph Nodes / microbiology
  • Lymph Nodes / pathology*
  • Microscopy, Fluorescence
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis / isolation & purification*
  • Staining and Labeling / methods*
  • Suppuration / microbiology*

Substances

  • Coloring Agents
  • Benzophenoneidum