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BRIEF REPORT
Year : 2002  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 326-328

Rapid detection of fungal filaments in corneal scrapings by microwave heating-assisted grocott's methenamine silver staining


Ophthalmic Pathology Service, L V Prasad Eye Institute, L V Prasad Marg, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-500 034, India

Correspondence Address:
Geeta K Vemuganti
Ophthalmic Pathology Service, L V Prasad Eye Institute, L V Prasad Marg, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-500 034
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


PMID: 12532502

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The Gomoris methanamine silver impregnation technique is a highly reliable and archiveable method of detecting fungal filaments, but the staining procedure is time consuming and laborious. A technique using microwave energy to reduce the duration of Gomori's silver staining is described.


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