Problem

Atopic illnesses

Other Names:
Atopy
Nature:
Atopic illnesses are allergy-related and often affect the respiratory system.

There are three classic kinds of atopy: atopic dermatitis (eczema), hay fever (seasonal allergic rhinitis) and allergic asthma.

Incidence:
It is estimated that around 23 million Europeans suffer some kind of respiratory disorder. A German study has linked increases in hay fever, eczema and asthma in Swedish, Swiss, Danish and Bavarian children have been linked to vehicle exhaust particles. In addition to these self-contained afflictions, there is less resistance to a whole range of infections, symptoms of a weakened immune system.
Values:
Illness
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Subject(s):
Physiology
Pathology
Date of last update
15.06.2018 – 14:58 CEST