Immunofluorescence as an adjunct to the histopathologic diagnosis of Chagas' disease.

We have developed a new indirect immunofluorescence procedure for identifying Trypanosoma cruzi amastigotes in sections of Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue pretreated with a 0.25% trypsin solution to enhance immunofluorescence. In sections of human and mouse myocardia infected with T. cruzi and stained by this procedure, both intact amastigotes and… CONTINUE READING