A Comparative Study of Fluorescent Staining and Ziehl Neelsen’s Staining for Detection of Acid Fast Bacilli in Sputum in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Mangalore


Introduction: Our country has a high burden of tuberculosis (TB) with a prevalence of 211 cases per 100,000 populations. With limited resources, the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) relies primarily on smear microscopy for Acid Fast Bacilli (AFB). Material and methods: The study was conducted over a period of 6 months. Sputum samples were collected and… (More)


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