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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.