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not easily decolorized by acid solutions

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In the more disfiguring and widely recognized lepromatous form, lesions show dense infiltration with acid-fast bacilli (8).
No bacteria, fungi, or acid-fast bacilli were detected in the direct smear.
Ziehl-Neelsen staining often fails to demonstrate acid-fast bacilli, and diagnosis rests on the detection of typical histological changes.
Microscopy for the detection of acid-fast bacilli (AFB) remains a vital tool in the laboratory diagnosis of TB as it is cheap, rapid and detects the most infectious cases.
Sputum was negative for acid-fast bacilli (AFB) on 3 consecutive samples.
She had been admitted 1 month previously, at which time an abdominal paracentesis revealed lymphocytic predominance, no acid-fast bacilli, and negative cultures.
A transbronchial lung biopsy (Figure 2) showed interstitial chronic inflammation and collections of epithelioid cells suggestive of granulomas with negative stains for acid-fast bacilli and fungus and, on review, diagnostic of hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
findings indicated that nucleic acid amplification tests (E-MTD), for complex diagnostic problems like TB, are more accurate than acid-fast bacilli (AFB) smear microscopy and are faster than culture.
For diagnosing tuberculosis and determining the severity of a patient's illness, TB control programs worldwide rely on a test called the acid-fast bacilli (AFB) smear.
Smear microscopy allows for direct detection of acid-fast bacilli (AFB) in the specimen and makes it possible to identify the most infectious patients.
All patients had pulmonary TB that was smear positive for acid-fast bacilli.
The pus stained positive for bacteria and acid-fast bacilli, and culture was positive for Proteus vulgaris and mycobacteria.
All initial tuberculosis tests were negative, including a purified protein derivative skin test, two sputum acid-fast bacilli tests, and three urine stains for acid-fast bacilli.
An early morning sputum specimen was sent for TB assessment and all samples were negative for acid-fast bacilli.