AFB

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AFBAmerican Foundation for the Blind
AFBAir Force Base
AFBApply for Benefits (various locations)
AFBAdvertisement for Bid
AFBAdaptation Fund Board (UN)
AFBArq Feedback
AFBAmt für Bodenmanagement (German: Office of Land Management)
AFBAthens First Bank (Synovus Bank)
AFBAssociation Française des Banques (French: French Banking Association)
AFBAge at First Birth
AFBArmed Forces Band (various locations)
AFBAmerican Foulbrood (a honeybee disease)
AFBAir Force Board (Air Force acquisitions functional group)
AFBAcid Fast Bacillus
AFBAcid-Fast Bacteria
AFBAtelier de Formation de Base (French: Basic Training Workshop)
AFBArbeitsstelle Friedensforschung Bonn (German: Peace Research Information Unit Bonn)
AFBAmerican Federal Bank (Fargo, ND)
AFBAssociation Française du Boxer (French: French Boxer Association; dog club)
AFBAssociation Féline Belge (French: Belgian Cat Association; Belgium)
AFBAssociation des Familles de Besançon (French: Association of Families of Besançon; Besançon, France)
AFBAssociation Française des Bentrideurs (French: French Bentriders Association; recumbent cycling organization)
AFBAutofluorescence Bronchoscopy
AFBAlcoholic Fruit Beverage
AFBAlternative Fall Break (various schools)
AFBApplication for Benefits
AFBAtmospheric Fluidized Bed
AFBAuthorized Foreign Bank (Canada)
AFBAnti-Friction Bearing
AFBAway from Brain
AFBAnaerobic Fluidized Bed
AFBAmiga Format Bulletin (mailing list)
AFBAirframe Bulletin
AFBAssault Float Bridge
AFBAortofemoral Bypass (medical procedure)
AFBAdhesive-Free Bond (trademark of Onyx Optics, Inc.)
AFBAlcohol Free Beverage
AFBAluminum Four Barrel (auto carburetor)
AFBAmerican Farm Bureau, Inc.
AFBArmed for Battle (band)
AFBAward Fee Board
AFBAnderson Ferry Boat (Cincinnati, Ohio)
AFBAfri-Can FoodBasket (Canada)
AFBArc Fault Breaker (electrical)
AFBAdministrative Faldskærms Bestemmelser
AFBAbsolute Fairness Bounds
AFBAktion für Berlin (German Political Party)
AFBAxial Flow Blower
AFBAssociation Francaise des Bourses
AFBAccelerated Forward Backward (radar image analysis)
AFBAmerican Four Barrel (carburetor)
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Microscopic examination (acid-fast staining) of 3 sputum samples did not reveal acid-fast bacteria. Additionally, the tuberculin test on the patient proved negative.
Therefore, a second colonoscopy was necessary in which the presence of acid-fast bacteria confirmed mycobacterial infection.
To confirm the presence of acid-fast bacteria, tissue sections were stained using multiple commercially available acid-fast stains (Fite's Stain Kit, American Master Tech Scientific Laboratory Supplies, Lodi, California; Kinyoun's Stain, Gibson Labs, Lexington, Kentucky; Ziehl-Neelsen Stain, Gibson Labs, Lexington, Kentucky).
It should be noted that lectin protein from marine invertebrates interacted with not only Gram-negative but also Gram- positive bacteria [22], including acid-fast bacteria. The bioactivity of lectin may appear to function as a pattern recognition protein specific for Gram-negative and acid-fast bacteria through its interaction with Lipopolysaccharide (LPS), and also as an opsonin to increase the efficiency of hemocyte phagocytosis.
That reflected the very low sensitivity of acid-fast bacteria stain in this setting, which is similar to that reported by other studies.
Histology revealed dermal and subcutaneous abscesses, No fungal elements were identified using acid-fast bacilli and Gomori's methenamine silver stains, but acid-fast bacteria were identified in the abscess cavities.
They then found acid-fast bacteria -- which turn the same color as tuberculosis bacteria when exposed to a particular stain -- in lesions on the spinal column of a pre-Columbian child.
a set of reagents for the coloration of acid-fast bacteria (cmb) in the swabs 1 nim.
Diagnosis of infective endocarditis in these patients was established by transthoracic echocardiography findings and blood cultures positive for acid-fast bacteria (Table).
A definitive diagnosis is often made by pursuing a parallel testing strategy, including a CBC (severe leukocytosis), radiographic evaluation with evidence of granulomas or hepatomegaly, fecal cytology demonstrating the presence of acid-fast bacteria, and culture and/or PCR testing of the feces, sputum, or tissues.
Biopsy specimens were negative for acid-fast bacteria and mycobacterial growth (again, different solid and liquid media, extended incubation periods).