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Differential Staining of Fungi in Clinical Specimens Using Fluorescent Whitening Agent

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Abstract

A practical, sensitive modification of the potassium hydroxide preparation using fluorescent whitening agent* (FWA) is reported. A KOH mount is first prepared with transparent tape. After cleaning of the tape in sterile water, the FWA is added and the preparation examined under a fluorescence microscope. Results recorded in infected dry skin and in specimens of mucous membrane are presented.

Keywords

Mucous Membrane Acridine Orange Fungal Cell Wall Fungal Element Discoid Lupus Erythematosus 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Gip
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DermatologySundsvall HospitalSundsvallSweden

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