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Bielschowsky Silver Staining - Diagnostic Applications

Neurons and neurofibrils can be stained using several special staining techniques. However, the Bielschowsky method is most useful in the identification of neurofibrillary tangles and senile plaques, which are indicative of Alzheimer’s disease. Senile plaques, also called neuritic plaques, consist of an amyloid core surrounded by either axonal or dendritic processes.