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A modified Hortega-Globus stain is superior to Bielschowsky and Bodian stains for demonstrating neuritic plaques.
Biotechnic and Histochemistry : Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
The quantitative assessment of the age-dependent number of neuritic plaques is essential for the diagnosis of Alzheimer type dementia. This study reports the superiority of a modified Hortega-Globus stain compared to Bielschowsky and Bodian stains applied to samples obtained from ten brains of patients with a clinical history of progressive dementia. In two of ten cases only the modified Hortega-Globus stain allowed confirmation of the diagnosis of senile dementia of the Alzheimer type (SDAT). The counts of neuritic plaques in sections stained by other methods were not sufficient to establish the histological diagnosis of SDAT. These results indicate that the choice of the most sensitive staining method is critical for the correct histopathologic diagnosis of the Alzheimer type dementia.
Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Alzheimer Disease/diagnosis, Alzheimer Disease/pathology, Brain/pathology, Dementia/diagnosis, Dementia/pathology, Female, Humans, Male, Neuritis/pathology, Neurofibrillary Tangles/pathology, Sensitivity and Specificity, Staining and Labeling/methods
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