Direct Visual Examination

Material aspirated from the middle ear or mastoid is also examined directly for bacteria and fungi. The calcofluor

Figure 56-3 Location of the paranasal sinuses. (From Mil liken MB, Campbell & Essential competencies for patient care, St Louis, 1985, Mosby.)

white or PAS stains can reveal fungal elements. Methe-namine silver stains have the added efficiency of staining most bacterial, fungal, and several parasitic species.

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Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

This fact sheet is designed to provide you with information on Bacterial Vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an abnormal vaginal condition that is characterized by vaginal discharge and results from an overgrowth of atypical bacteria in the vagina.

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