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Retrospect and Prospect of Lophomonas blattarum Infections and Lophomoniasis Reported in China

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Lophomonas blattarum is a recently discovered parasitic protozoan that may infect humans and cause serious respiratory symptoms which are deadly. This review has summarized recent findings on the etiological characteristics, routes of transmission, clinical symptoms, laboratory diagnosis, and treatment of L. blattarum infection and diseases in China.

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Rao, X. , Liao, Q. , Pan, T. , Li, S. , Zhang, X. , Zhu, S. , Lin, Z. , Qiu, Y. and Liu, J. (2014) Retrospect and Prospect of Lophomonas blattarum Infections and Lophomoniasis Reported in China. Open Access Library Journal, 1, 1-6. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1101121.

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