Cutaneous reaction to zinc - a rare complication of insulin treatment. A case report

Sandler M. ; Jordaan H.F. (1989)


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A diabetic patient presented with furunculoid lesions at the sites of insulin injections. These lesions were diagnosed as representing a manifestation of a cutaneous reaction to the zinc component of an intermediate-acting insulin. The differential diagnosis of furunculoid lesions in insulin-dependent diabetic subjects is discussed.

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