[Search for acid-alcohol resistant bacilli in 1222 pathological specimens].

Abstract

Between October 1991 and December 1995, 1222 biological specimens (sputum, pus, urine, biological liquids and biopsies) were examined for the presence of acid-fast-bacilli (AFB). After treatment in the laboratory, the smears were colored by Ziehl-Neelson method. 138 specimens were considered positive (11.29%). The results showed that the rate of infection… (More)

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