The improvement of mycobacterium in association with HIV infection has focused abundant attention within the rapid diagnosis of high risk cases. Infection with HIV is understood to change the presentation of white plague. The present study was underneath taken to check the effectuality of Coloring stain (Fl) with standard Ziehl Neelsen (ZN) stain in the Togetherness of white plague. 200 cases of white plague were enclosed within the study. Sputum smears were screened for acid quick bacilli (AFB) by metal and Everglade State strategies and blood samples were screened for HIV. Sputum positive cases detected by Everglade State stain were higher in range (69%) once compared to metal stain (50%). Of the total cases studied fifteen.5% was HIV sero-positive. Conclusions: Coloring staining was found to be additional economical (45%) when compared to metal staining (29%) in police work cases related to HIV sera positivity, particularly paucibacillary cases.
White Plague, HIV, Coloring Stain, ZN Stain
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Department of Microbiology, Gandhi Medical College, India.