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Treatment of type B insulin resistance with immunoglobulin: novel use of an old therapy

Huy A Tran and Glenn E Reeves
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (3): 168.

To the Editor: Type B insulin resistance is an uncommon syndrome characterised by abnormal glucose homeostasis (hypo- and/or hyperglycaemia), the presence of insulin receptor (IRec) autoantibodies, and intact IRec structure. It occurs mostly in African Americans, often with coexisting autoimmune disease.1

  • Huy A Tran
  • Glenn E Reeves

  • Hunter Area Pathology Service, Newcastle University, Newcastle, NSW.


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