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atopy

[′ad·ə·pē]
(medicine)
Clinically evident hypersensitivity.
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Complete report on Atopic Dermatitis - Epidemiology Forecast to 2024 spread across 42 pages, focusing on the US, France Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, Japan, China and India as well as supported with 9 tables and 5 figures is now available at http://www.
The most common form of eczema is atopic dermatitis, a disorder of the skin's immune system that most often appears in infancy.
Very-late-onset atopic dermatitis and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) may look quite similar clinically.
The present study suggests that zinc is beneficial for children with atopic dermatitis who have a low hair zinc concentration.
Atopy may be defined as a clinical hypersensitivity state subject to hereditary influences, including hay fever, asthma and eczema, developing against a complex genetic background--the so-called atopic diathesis.
Atopic people have a hypersensitivity of their immune system and produce too much of the IGE allergy antibody.
In many children, atopic eczema clears or improves during childhood, while in others it persists into adulthood.
Atopic dermatitis - often called eczema - is a chronic, relapsing inflammatory skin condition affecting as much as one-fifth of children and 1-3 percent of adults in industrialized countries.
The skin of a patient with atopic dermatitis reacts abnormally and easily to irritants, food, and environmental allergens and becomes red, flaky and very itchy.
The proportion of participants with childhood asthma was highest among those with remitted asthma at 44 yr (approximately 60% for both the nonatopic and atopic subgroups), then among subjects with current atopic asthma (41%), followed by the rest of the laboratory sample (approximately 30%).
Atopic dermatitis is a clinical diagnosis, according to Dr.