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Mallory's stain for actinomyces

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A stain using alum haematoxylin, followed by eosin; immersion in Ehrlich's aniline crystal violet stain, and Weigert's iodine solution; mycelia stain blue and clubs stain red. For haemofuchsin, sections are stained sequentially in alum haematoxylin and basic fuchsin; the lipofuchsin-like pigment and ceroid stain bright red, nuclei stain blue, while melanin and haemosiderin appear unstained in their natural browns.

Submitted by Zoran Bojanic, M.D., Serbia.

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