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SIQUEIRA, Luiz Fernando de Góes; ALMEIDA, Regina Gomes de  and  BELDA, Walter. Staining methods used in the identification of Mycobacterium leprae: historical review. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1984, vol.18, n.3, pp. 246-258. ISSN 1518-8787.

A historical review of the staining methods utilized in the bacilloscopic identification of the Mycobacterium leprae was made. Beside the description of each method and its variants, an extensive bibliographical review is made.

Keywords : Mycobacterium leprae; Dyes; Bacillus [stains and staining].

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