The use of fluorescent and special staining techniques in the aspiration of nocardiosis and actinomycosis

Acta Cytol. Nov-Dec 1978;22(6):575-9.


This report outlines the techniques and illustrates the utility of special stains and fluorescent microscopy when applied to aspiration cytology material. This procedure allowed quick and accurate diagnosis of opportunistic infectious organisms, specifically nocardiosis and actinomycosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Actinomycosis / diagnosis*
  • Adult
  • Biopsy, Needle
  • Fluoresceins
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Methods
  • Microscopy, Fluorescence
  • Nocardia Infections / diagnosis*
  • Staining and Labeling


  • Fluoresceins