What infection of the respiratory system is caused by an acid-fast bacillus?

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Tuberculosis(TB)
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I'm assuming you are talking about using the Ziehl-Nelson procedure for acid fast staining. This procedure uses carbolfuchsin dye and heat to drive the red dye into the mycolic acid
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a type of bacillus that resists decolorizing by acid after accepting a stain. Examples include Mycobacterium tuberculosis and M. leprae.
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