Warthin-Starry silver stain | definition of Warthin-Starry silver stain by Medical dictionary
Warthin-Starry silver stain
War·thin-Star·ry sil·ver stain (war'thin star'ē),
a stain for spirochetes in which preparations are incubated in 1% silver nitrate solution followed by a developer.
Warthin, Aldred S., U.S. pathologist, 1866-1931.
Warthin tumor - a benign glandular tumor, usually arising in the parotid gland. Synonym(s): adenolymphoma
- giant cells with multiple overlapping nuclei, found in lymphoid tissue in measles, especially during the prodromal stage. Synonym(s): Finkeldey cells
Warthin-Starry silver stain - a stain for spirochetes in which preparations are incubated in 1% silver nitrate solution followed by a developer.
Warthin-Starry staining method
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Histopathologic evaluation of postmortem tissues at CDC also was suggestive of Lyme pancarditis (Figure 1) and abundant spirochetes were observed by Warthin-Starry silver stain
All specimens were examined using hematoxylin and eosin stain, Lillie-Twort tissue Gram stain, and Warthin-Starry silver stain
The application of a tissue Gram's stain or a Warthin-Starry silver stain
will detect the gram-negative rods in the foamy macrophages, which are usually numerous and easily identified.
Gram, Giemsa, and Warthin-Starry silver stains
did not show any microorganisms.
In routine evaluation of suspected syphilis, spirochetes are sought using the Steiner or Warthin-Starry silver stains