American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or caused by a hereditary predisposition toward developing certain hypersensitivity reactions, such as hay fever, asthma, or chronic urticaria, upon exposure to specific antigens: atopic dermatitis.
- From Ancient Greek ἀτοπία (atopia), from ἄτοπος (atopos), from α- (a-) + τόπος (topos, "place"). (Wiktionary)
- From Greek atopiā, unusualness, from atopos, out of the way : a-, not; see a-1 + topos, place. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Currently, there is ongoing clinical research in atopic dermatitis and food allergy.”
“It's most common in babies and children and is sometimes called atopic dermatitis.”
“When quantitatively assessed by the CAP System FEIA, cow’s milk specific IgE antibody titres of over 32 kU/l have been reported to predict IgE-mediated CMA with as high as 95% certainty in atopic patients (Sampson & Ho 1997).”
“Now, the term eczema usually refers to atopic eczema, or atopic dermatitis (atopic means “allergic”), which is a complex genetic disorder that results in defective skin barriers, reduced innate skin immune responses, and exaggerated immune (T cell) responses to environmental allergens that lead to chronic skin inflammation.”
“The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy generally defines these concerns as Type I Hypersensitivity disorders, which are also sometimes called atopic allergies.”
“A: Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a skin inflammation that may be red, itchy, crusty or blistered.”
“More and more people suffer from atopic dermatitis, which is also known as atopic or infantile eczema.”
“Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic inflammation of the skin.”
“Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis (AD), is one of the first signs of allergy during the early days of life and is said to be due to delayed development of the immune system.”
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