Endocrine

, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp 33–39

Allergic reactions to human insulin: a review of current knowledge and treatment options

  • Baris Akinci
  • Serkan Yener
  • Firat Bayraktar
  • Sena Yesil
Review

DOI: 10.1007/s12020-009-9256-1

Cite this article as:
Akinci, B., Yener, S., Bayraktar, F. et al. Endocr (2010) 37: 33. doi:10.1007/s12020-009-9256-1

Abstract

Although the incidence of insulin allergy decreased after the introduction of recombinant human insulin preparations, it is still a major problem which may be life-threatening in some cases. In this article, we attempted to review current knowledge concerning allergic reactions to human insulin and discuss the available treatment options of insulin allergy.

Keywords

Allergic reactionsDiabetesInsulin treatment

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Baris Akinci
    • 1
  • Serkan Yener
    • 1
  • Firat Bayraktar
    • 1
  • Sena Yesil
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Endocrinology of Metabolism, Department of Internal MedicineDokuz Eylul University Medical SchoolIzmirTurkey