Diagnosis of infective endocarditis in these patients was established by transthoracic echocardiography findings and blood cultures positive for acid-fast bacteria (Table).
What does AFB stand for?
AFB stands for Acid-Fast Bacteria
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- As Far As You And Me Are Concerned
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- As Fast As You Can
- As Far As You Can Tell
- As Far As You Know
- Anarchistisch Feministisch Autonome Zeitung (German: Autonomous Anarchist Feminist Newspaper)
- Absolute Fairness Bounds
- Accelerated Forward Backward (radar image analysis)
- Acid Fast Bacillus
- Adaptation Fund Board (UN)
- Adhesive-Free Bond (trademark of Onyx Optics, Inc.)
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- Advertisement for Bid
- Afri-Can FoodBasket (Canada)
- Age at First Birth
- Air Force Base
- Air Force Board (Air Force acquisitions functional group)
- Airframe Bulletin
- Aktion für Berlin (German Political Party)
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Our results indicated that lectin from red algae Gelidium amansii acts primarily on acid-fast bacteria especially against M.
Infections caused by acid-fast bacteria have been widely reported in domestic poultry, (6,7) as well as in zoo birds.
Biopsy specimens were negative for acid-fast bacteria and mycobacterial growth (again, different solid and liquid media, extended incubation periods).
Culture for common bacteria and fungi was negative, but culture of a sterile nodule aspirate on Lowenstein-Jensen medium was positive for acid-fast bacteria after 5 weeks.
Ziehl-Neelsen staining showed an intracellular accumulation of acid-fast bacteria in several alveolar macrophages and epithelioid cells.
Special stains for fungi and acid-fast bacteria were negative.
[FIGURE OMITTED] Histopathologic and Bacteriologic Testing and Polymerase Chain Reaction Amplification Various organs and tissues from seven banded mongooses and a suricate were fixed in 10% buffered Formol-saline, embedded in paraffin wax, cut into 4-[micro]m sections, and stained with hematoxylin and eosin, as well as Kinyoun's method for acid-fast bacteria (AFIP modification) (7).