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Diagnosis of avian mycobacteriosis: comparison of culture, acid-fast stains and polymerase chain reaction for the identification of Mycobacterium avium in experimentally inoculated Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica).
Gomori methenamine silver stains, acid-fast stains, Chlamydophila immunohistochemical stains, and Macchiavellos stain for elementary bodies were all negative on the liver and spleen samples.
Acid-fast stains of the skin punch biopsy specimen, as well as aspirated material from the lesions, demonstrated acid-last bacilli.
Results of associated fecal acid-fast stains, genus-specific fecal mycobacterial PCR, and genus-specific mycobacterial plasma serologic testing are reported in Table 7.
Three acid-fast stains of sputum were positive, and treatment with rifampin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol was started.
4,6,8) Antemortem diagnosis can be difficult; however, radiology, endoscopy, hematology, serology, culture, and acid-fast stains of biopsy samples, cytologic preparations, and feces are all useful diagnostic tools.
Han bases his argument on the absence of positive acid-fast stains or mycobacterial cultures and his assessments that the identification of M.
Acid-fast stains demonstrated low numbers of slender, beaded, acid-fast positive bacilli consistent with mycobacteria.