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BACKGROUND Crystal storing histiocytosis (CSH) is a rare disorder characterized by accumulation of histiocytes containing crystalline material inclusions. This entity can be misdiagnosed as infection… (More)
Helicobacter pylori is a human pathogen associated with type B gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, and gastric cancer. Helicobacter pylori exists in two different morphologic forms, spiral bacillary and… (More)
Objectives: comparison of results with bright-field and Fluorescence microscopy for detection of acid-fast bacilli (AFB) in sputum. Methodology: Three smears from 200 consecutive sputum specimens… (More)
Objective: To compare the diagnostic yield of saline and iodine wet mount preparation with sedimentation techniques (formolether concentration technique (FECT) with physiological saline and modified… (More)
The gold standard for prenatal diagnosis of α-thalassemia is mutational analysis of fetal cells by chorionic villous sampling or amniocentesis. However, these are time-consuming tests and thus, in… (More)