atopic allergy


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Related to atopic allergy: atopic dermatitis, Atopic syndrome, atopic disease

atopic allergy

[ā′täp·ik ′al·ər·jē]
(medicine)
A type of immediate hypersensitivity in humans resulting from spontaneous sensitization, usually by inhaled or ingested antigens; for example, asthma, hay fever, or hives.
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By age group, many housewives in their 20s and 30s said they suffer from atopic allergy of their children, which placed second, while for those in their 60s, respiratory illnesses such as coughing and asthma placed third in the list.
Diagnostic Products Corporation (NYSE:DP) offers a new allergy screen for the qualitative detection of IgE antibodies specific to inhalant allergens in serum, as an aid in the differential diagnosis of atopic allergy.