Re: Wenger-Angritt Helicobacter stain
Dr David A. Agbamu at the Arrowe Park Hospital, UK suggested (on the PATHO-L
list) looking at:
Histological identification of Helicobacter pylori: comparison of staining
methods. O Rotimi, A Cairns, S Gray, P Moayyedi, M F Dixon (Department of
Histopathology, The General Infirmary at Leeds UK). J Clin Pathol
available as a PDF file from
These authors examined about 60 well documented cases, half of them positive
for Helicobacter pylori and half of them negative, using a modified Giemsa,
an immunohistochemical technique, a silver stain, and a Gimenez carbol
fuchsin stain. All of the stains worked well, but the modified Giemsa was a
great deal simpler to do, and they preferred it for that reason. They did not
look at the effectiveness of the H and E stain by itself as a stain for
I'm glad to know that the Journal of Clinical Pathology is available online!
This excellent journal is not easily available in libraries in the USA.
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