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not easily decolorized by acid solutions

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All were symptomatic, and their sputum samples were highly positive for acid-fast bacilli (1-10 cells/field; Ziehl-Neelsen stain).
8) A special acid-fast stain and mycobacterial culture are required to identify Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Leprosy is a chronic granulomatous disease of the peripheral nerves and superficial tissues that is caused by Mycobacterium leprae, an acid-fast bacillus (1).
No bacteria, fungi, or acid-fast bacilli were detected in the direct smear.
Testing for acid-fast organisms in ascitic fluid is frequently negative in patients with abdominal TB, with 3% being positive in TB peritonitis [6].
A Ziehl-Neelsen stain of the buffy coat showed acid-fast bacilli in the phagocytic cells, and the diagnosis of HPS associated with Mycobacterium tuberculosis was confirmed by blood cultures and polymerase chain reaction.
The organism's acid-fast nature can commonly result in a misidentification of other acid fast bacterium such as M.
An early morning sputum specimen was sent for TB assessment and all samples were negative for acid-fast bacilli.
A sputum acid-fast stain showed abundant acid-fast bacilli and the culture grew Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Two sputa samples taken at the day hospital had been direct smear-negative for acid-fast bacilli (AFBs).
We obtained 73 clinical specimens from patients with suspected pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis with known Ziehl-Neelsen (ZN) acid-fast smear examination results, and we tested these specimens with both the INNO-LiPA-Rif-TB and the functionalized gold-nanoparticle-based methods.
Nasal scrapings also tested positive for acid-fast bacilli and polymerase chain reaction confirmed the presence of Mycobacterium leprae.
Specialized testing, including acid-fast staining and immunofluoresence antibody techniques, are required.
Histopathology obtained by a CT-guided needle biopsy revealed necrotizing epithelioid granulomata without demonstrating acid-fast bacilli.
The sources said the substitute pericardiums were voluntarily recalled in February by the importer after an acid-fast bacterium was detected in those in storage.