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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 227--229

A case of hypersensitivity to soluble and isophane insulins but not to insulin glargine

Mahesh N Belhekar1, Sarayu Pai1, Parimal Tayade2, Pradip Dalwadi2, Renuka Munshi1, Prema Varthakavi2 
1 Department of Clinical Pharmacology, T. N. Medical College and B. Y. L. Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Endocrinology, T. N. Medical College and B. Y. L. Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Renuka Munshi
Department of Clinical Pharmacology, T. N. Medical College and B. Y. L. Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India

Insulin is an important agent for the treatment of diabetes mellitus (DM). Allergic reactions to insulin therapy, although rare, have been evident since animal insulin became available for the treatment of DM in 1922. Hypersensitivity to insulin has considerably been reduced with the introduction of human insulin produced by recombinant deoxyribonucleic acid technology. Here, we present a case of Type 2 DM who demonstrated immediate (Type 1) hypersensitivity reaction on the sites of subcutaneous injection of soluble and isophane insulin but insulin glargine was tolerated well and provided good glycemic control.


How to cite this article:
Belhekar MN, Pai S, Tayade P, Dalwadi P, Munshi R, Varthakavi P. A case of hypersensitivity to soluble and isophane insulins but not to insulin glargine.Indian J Pharmacol 2015;47:227-229


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Belhekar MN, Pai S, Tayade P, Dalwadi P, Munshi R, Varthakavi P. A case of hypersensitivity to soluble and isophane insulins but not to insulin glargine. Indian J Pharmacol [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Mar 6 ];47:227-229
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