The burden of Lophomonas blattarum under the light microscope

Rafael Martínez-Girón, Hugo Cornelis van Woerden


We read with interest the article published in your journal by Zeng et al. (1), reporting a case of infection by the multi-flagellated protozoon Lophomonas blattarum (LB) in an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (Figure 1).