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What things in common does allergies and asthma have?

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Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: "atopy"

Both asthma and allergy (such as allergic rhinitis) are potential manifestations of what is known as "atopy.
" atopy means that someone has an underlying allergic inclination due to allergic antibody that can manifest as eczema, nasal or ocular allergies, food allergies, or asthma. About 60% or so of asthma is allergic or atopic asthma, but about 40% of asthma is not caused by allergy.

In brief: "atopy"

Both asthma and allergy (such as allergic rhinitis) are potential manifestations of what is known as "atopy.
" atopy means that someone has an underlying allergic inclination due to allergic antibody that can manifest as eczema, nasal or ocular allergies, food allergies, or asthma. About 60% or so of asthma is allergic or atopic asthma, but about 40% of asthma is not caused by allergy.
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Etiology...

Both allergies and asthma can have the same etiology.
That is, both allergy symptoms and asthma symptoms can be caused by the same allergic triggers in a susceptible person.

In brief: Etiology...

Both allergies and asthma can have the same etiology.
That is, both allergy symptoms and asthma symptoms can be caused by the same allergic triggers in a susceptible person.
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