Revista de Saúde Pública
Print version ISSN 0034-8910
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 0034-8910. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89101984000300006.
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].