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Endocrine

, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp 33-39

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

  • Baris AkinciAffiliated withDivision of Endocrinology of Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University Medical School Email author 
  • , Serkan YenerAffiliated withDivision of Endocrinology of Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University Medical School
  • , Firat BayraktarAffiliated withDivision of Endocrinology of Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University Medical School
  • , Sena YesilAffiliated withDivision of Endocrinology of Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University Medical School

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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 reactions Diabetes Insulin treatment