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not easily decolorized by acid solutions

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Diagnosis relied on molecular identification of acid-fast organisms in tissues.
Special staining for acid-fast organisms and fungi had been negative.
1,3) In this case, the presence of acid-fast organisms on biopsy made mycobacteriosis suspect.
Likewise, there was no evidence of acid-fast organisms, fungal or helminth parts identified.
Three operative specimens were tested for acid-fast organisms.
The advantage of using biopsy specimens over blood cultures is that the biopsy may show acid-fast organisms or granulomas weeks before blood cultures are found to be positive.
More splenic lesions contained acid-fast organisms than did liver lesions, suggesting that splenic biopsy may have the greatest potential for diagnosis of mycobacterial infection antemortem.
Many years of work on acid-fast organisms did little to expand knowledge of tubercle bacilli, but the work opened avenues of research on the host's responses to infection.
Proposal of a new genus, Gordona, for slightly acid-fast organisms occurring in sputa of patients with pulmonary disease and in soil.