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Bielschowsky stains

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Bielschowsky developed several stains which are still commonly used in diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease:

1. Bielschowsky silver stain, for microscopic plaque in the cerebrum.

2. Congo red stain, for microscopic plaque in the cerebrum.

3. Bileschowsky silver stain for microscopic tangle in the cerebrum.


  • Max Bielschowsky:
    Die Silberimprägnation der Achsencylinder.
    Neurologisches Zentralblatt, Leipzig, 1902, 21: 579-84.
    Neurologisches Zentralblatt, Leipzig, 1903; 22: 997-1006.

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