with electron microscopy, there are many limitations to the histological diagnosis. Another problem is probably fixable: an accurate diagnosis depends on a good specimen. This problem is an everyday affair. A representative site, an adequate quantity and no artifact are three essential requisites from the supplier's side. Good technical and staining techniques are crucial from the preparer's side, to which inquisitive eyes and a brain connected to an effective searching machine containing an appropriate list of differential diagnoses is the final key!
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The term vaginitis is one that is applied to any inflammation or infection of the vagina, and there are many different conditions that are categorized together under this ‘broad’ heading, including bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis and non-infectious vaginitis.