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The protein may also be produced in some abnormal tissues in Alveolitis 27 the adult – in patients with liver cancer, for example. ALTE This is an abbreviation for ‘acute life-threatening event’. It applies to infants, usually under one year of age, who suddenly and unexpectedly become pale or blue and appear to stop breathing. They generally recover spontaneously, although a parent or bystander often administers mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. By the time the baby reaches hospital he or she is usually well.
One variety, Entamoeba coli, is found in the large intestine of humans without any associated disease; another, Entamoeba gingivalis, is found in the sockets of the teeth and associated with PYORRHOEA. Entamoeba histolytica is the causative organism of amoebic dysentery (see DYSENTERY); Acanthamoeba and Naegleria fowleri cause the infection of the brain known as MENINGOENCEPHALITIS. Entamoeba histolytica may also cause meningoencephalitis. Other forms are found in the genital organs. Amoebiasis See DYSENTERY.
Lack of the factor prevents vitamin B12 absorption and this causes macrocytic (or megaloblastic) anaemia. The disorder can aﬀect men and women, usually those over the age of 40; onset is insidious so it may be well advanced before medical advice is sought. The skin and MUCOSA become pale, the tongue is smooth and atrophic and is accompanied by CHEILOSIS. Peripheral NEUROPATHY is often present, resulting in PARAESTHESIA and numbness and sometimes ATAXIA. A rare complication is subacute combined degeneration of the SPINAL CORD.