The upper respiratory tract of 20 infants and children, suffering from viral diseases, have been investigated cytochemically and electron microscopically. We employed the electron microscope negative staining and the concanavalin-A-peroxidase methods in our investigations, besides the usual serological and immunological ones. Concanavalin-A-peroxidase reaction showed a characteristic damaging of the cell-surface which may play an important role in viral infection. The electron microscope negative staining investigations showed adeno-, herpes- and influenza-virions which are referring to viruses. These morphological methods are useful and they increase the efficiency of diagnosing viral infections.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 1982|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health