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Use of Different Stains for Microscopic Evaluation of Corneal Scrapings for Diagnosis of Microsporidial Keratitis

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American Society for Microbiology
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Abstract

Retrospective evaluation of potassium hydroxide plus calcofluor white (KOH+CFW), Gram, Giemsa, and modified Ziehl-Neelsen (1% H2SO4, cold) stains for the detection of microsporidia in corneal scrapings from 30 patients showed KOH+CFW and acid-fast stains to be most efficient (29/30 [96.7%] and 28/30 [93.3%], respectively) in the diagnosis of microsporidial keratitis.

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