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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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VIDAL, Claudio; BARTHEL, Elizabeth  and  RODRIGUEZ, María de los Ángeles. Lung infection by Lophomonas spp. in a female patient with acute myeloid leukemia. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2018, vol.35, n.3, pp.527-530. ISSN 1726-4634.

Protozoic infections are prevalent worldwide, particularly in immunosuppressed patients. We reported the case of a patient from the city of Viña del Mar, Chile, a carrier of acute myeloid leukemia in whom an infection by Lophomonas sp. was confirmed by bronchoalveolar lavage. She was treated with antibiotics but died of complications of the underlying disease. There is little literature available on this microorganism. We conclude that Lophomonas sp. should be considered as a diagnostic possibility if protozoa are found in bronchoalveolar lavage of immunosuppressed patients.

Keywords : Protozoal infections; Infection; Acute myeloid leukemia.

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