Detection of mycobacteria according to Fite (acid fast bacilli resistant, AFBR), especially Koch’s bacillus and Hansen’s bacillus in histological sections, sputum and cultures extensions. The acid-resistance is a specific property of the cell wall of micro bacteria rich in lipids. This feature is the ability once colored with the Ziehl fuchsin, to keep the redness, even subject to very energetic bleaching treatments.
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