Re: AAFB vs AFB
|From:||Lee & Peggy Wenk <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
My turn to bite . . .
What's an AAFB?
Atypical Acid Fast Bacteria?
Alcohol-resistant Acid Fast Bacteria?
Agnostic Acid Fast Bacteria?
Arrogant Acid Fast Bacteria?
You get the idea. I think I will have fun
making up other "A" names for AFB
for the rest of the day.
Peggy A. Wenk, HTL(ASCP)
William Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, MI 48073
From: N Kenneison <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2000 2:38 PM
Subject: AAFB vs AFB
>Hi there a little question has arisen whilst talking to microbiologist =
>rough jist is -
>AFB = AAFB according to Microbiologist
>Leprae is an AFB only not a an AAFB
>All infectious, opportunistic / atypical or otherwise are all AAFB and
>AFB are only seen in Wadefite staining, but not in ZN ( no alcohol
>AAFB are seen in both ZN and Wadefite.
>As the above is true why does all literature refer only to AFBs and not
>differentiate between AFBs and AAFBs - is this just a nomenclature fault
>continued over the years or just sloppy writing.
>Can anyone give an example of an Acid Fast Bacilli that causes human
>disease that is not seen if subjected to alcohol immersion (ZN stain).
> Any answers out there
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