Insulin Autoimmune Syndrome Induced by α–Lipoic Acid in a Caucasian Woman: Case Report

@inproceedings{Bresciani2011InsulinAS,
  title={Insulin Autoimmune Syndrome Induced by α–Lipoic Acid in a Caucasian Woman: Case Report},
  author={Enrico Bresciani and Anna Bussi and Elena Bazzigaluppi and Gianpaolo Balestrieri},
  booktitle={Diabetes care},
  year={2011}
}
Insulin autoimmune syndrome (IAS) is a rare cause of hypoglycemia characterized by the production of autoantibodies to insulin in individuals without prior insulin administration. Drugs containing the sulfydryl group are known to be associated with this syndrome (1). IAS induced by α-lipoic acid (ALA) (a popular health supplement containing a sulfydryl group) has been described only in Japanese patients (2–4). We report on the first case of IAS likely induced by ALA in a Caucasian patient. A… CONTINUE READING
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