oa South African Medical Journal - Studies on melanin-labelled cells in the human skin window

Volume 10, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Melanin-labelling of cells in the inflammatory exudate of non-White subjects studied by the skin-window technique allows early phagocytic events to be studied in a physiologic milieu and is superior for this purpose to the application of Indian ink which invariably reverts the reaction to a granulocytic phase.

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