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Of, relating to, or caused by a hereditary predisposition to developing allergic reactions, such as hay fever, asthma, or urticaria, after exposure to specific antigens such as pollen, food, and insect venoms.

[From Greek atopiā, unusualness, from atopos, out of the way : a-, not; see a-1 + topos, place.]

at′o·py (ăt′ə-pē) n.
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(Physiology) immunol a hereditary tendency to be hypersensitive to certain allergens
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(ˈæt ə pi)

allergic hypersensitivity associated with the overproduction of antibody of the IgE type.
[1920–25; < Greek atopía unusualness <átopos unusual]
a•top•ic (eɪˈtɒp ɪk, əˈtɒp-) adj.
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Noun1.atopy - an allergic reaction that becomes apparent in a sensitized person only minutes after contactatopy - an allergic reaction that becomes apparent in a sensitized person only minutes after contact
allergic reaction, allergy - hypersensitivity reaction to a particular allergen; symptoms can vary greatly in intensity
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n. atopía, tipo de alergia considerada de carácter hereditario.
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The most frequent type is TH and is strongly associated with atopic syndrome, risk of infections and autoimmune disorders [10, 11].
Family history: mother of 20 years old and father of 40 years old deny any history of atopic syndromes in the family and they are both apparently in good health and without any other family pathology that might be conclusive for our case.
returned with rhinorrhea, which, in conjunction with asthma, eczema, and allergic conjunctivitis, led us to diagnose atopic syndrome. This time, we prescribed 4 mg Singulair (montelukast sodium), to be taken once daily.