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Evaluation of Electron Microscopic Information Available from Clinical Samples

  • Sara E. Miller
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Abstract

Much has been written on the procedures for using electron microscopy (EM) in diagnostic virology (Almeida, 1983; Kapikian et al. 1976; Miller, 1986, 1988, 1989; Oshiro and Miller, in press) and the viruses likely to be found in clinical samples (Hsiung, 1982; Lennette, 1985). Excellent atlases are also available for identifying virions (Doane and Anderson, 1987; Palmer and Martin, 1988). This information will not be repeated here. Rather, we will elaborate on characteristics of viruses that allow them to be recognized by EM, interpretation of EM observations, i.e., what do the results tell the physician, what tests are most appropriate for which specimens, and what action can be taken based on that information.

Keywords

Respiratory Syncytial Virus Varicella Zoster Virus Hospital Pharmacist Rift Valley Fever Virus Mumps Virus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sara E. Miller
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  1. 1.Duke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA

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