Office dermatologic testing: the Tzanck preparation.

Title

Office dermatologic testing: the Tzanck preparation.

Creator

Brodell R T; Helms S E; Devine M

Publisher

American Family Physician

Date

1991
1991-09

Description

Whether a vesicobullous disease is intraepidermal or subepidermal is often difficult to determine from the clinical examination. The Tzanck preparation can provide clues that aid in the diagnosis of a number of diseases. It is particularly helpful in confirming the diagnosis of herpes infection. This article outlines the materials and steps for performing this valuable test.

Subject

Humans; Clinical Protocols/standards; *Azure Stains; *Office Visits; Cytological Techniques/*standards; Giant Cells/pathology; Herpes Simplex/*diagnosis/pathology; Microscopy; Diagnostic; Reagent Kits

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

857–860

Issue

3

Volume

44

Citation

Brodell R T; Helms S E; Devine M, “Office dermatologic testing: the Tzanck preparation.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed September 25, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5328.

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