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Leishman Stain is used to stain blood smears to identify parasites, leukocytes and trypanosomas. It is used in hematology and tropical medicine to differentiate and identify leukocytes. It acts like fluorescent stains for detection of malaria parasite. It is also used for bone marrow staining.
W B Leishman. Note on a Simple and Rapid Method of Producing Romanowsky Staining in Malarial and other Blood Films. British Medical Journal.1901, 2 (2125), 757-758.
D K Mendiratta; K Bhutada; R Narang; P Narang. Evaluation of different methods for diagnosis of P. falciparum malaria. Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology.2006, 24 (1), 49-51.