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Article
October 1944

PREPARATION OF MATERIAL FOR LABORATORY DIAGNOSIS OF SOME TROPICAL DISEASES OF THE SKIN

Author Affiliations

CINCINNATI

From the Department of Dermatology and Syphilology of the College of Medicine of the University of Cincinnati.

This work was done under grant from the John and Mary R. Markle Foundation to the Committee on the Teaching of Tropical Medicine of the Association of American Medical Colleges, Henry E. Meleney, Chairman

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1944;50(4):264-266. doi:10.1001/archderm.1944.01510160036014

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Abstract

Since most dermatologists have had or will have only an occasional opportunity to observe some tropical cutaneous diseases, it is important to secure as adequate confirmatory laboratory diagnosis as possible. In tropical medicine the laboratory plays an important role. Often standard texts do not include the practical details for the laboratory diagnosis.

Some general considerations may be given at first. Since parasites may often be few, perseverance and persistency are needed in the search for them. The casual glance or the examination of only a small portion of the slide preparation is entirely inadequate for the conclusion that the result of a test is negative. A systematic search of the slide should be made; multiple examinations should be done, and examinations should be repeated at varying intervals if indicated. When slides are used, it is important that they be clean; otherwise the preparation may not

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