CommunicationA new method of demonstrating malarial parasites in the peripheral blood☆
Review articleOpen access
1947/03/01 Short communication DOI: 10.1016/0035-9203(47)90013-8
Journal: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Abstract1.1. By means of supravital staining the malarial parasites can be sharply stained and easily found out. The stain consists of Leishman's stain 2 part brilliant cresyl blue 1 part (1 per cent, alchoholic solution).2.2. The method eliminates fixing, dehaemoglobination, drying, changing of stains and washing.3.3. Reticulocytes may be counted at the same time.4.4. It is a better contrast stain than the usual Romanowsky methods.5.5. There is no distortion of the corpuscle or parasites such as is found in thick smears.6.6. It is a very suitable method for mass examination of blood in outdoor dispensaries, relief centres, etc.
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