Endocrine

, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp 33–39

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

Authors

    • Division of Endocrinology of Metabolism, Department of Internal MedicineDokuz Eylul University Medical School
  • Serkan Yener
    • Division of Endocrinology of Metabolism, Department of Internal MedicineDokuz Eylul University Medical School
  • Firat Bayraktar
    • Division of Endocrinology of Metabolism, Department of Internal MedicineDokuz Eylul University Medical School
  • Sena Yesil
    • Division of Endocrinology of Metabolism, Department of Internal MedicineDokuz Eylul University Medical School
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

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