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Question: My grandson has been diagnosed as "atopic" by his family GP - What does this mean?

DR.PAUL: This means an allergic tendency. ATOPIC refers to a group of related conditions including: food allregy, ezxcema, hives, asthma nd respiratory allergies.The tendnecy to be atopic runs in families. Some people have one feature, a few or depends on the individual situation.

Pediatrician DR.PAUL Roumeliotis is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The information provided above is designed to be an educational aid only. It is not intended to replace the advice and care of your child's physician, nor is it intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. If you suspect that your child has a medical condition always consult a physician.

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