A Case Report: Insulin-Induced Edema in a 13-Year-Old Girl

  • Abdulmoein E. Al-Agha King Abdulaziz University
  • Ali H. Ocheltree King Abdulaziz University
Keywords: Adolescents; Insulin-induced edema; Type 1 diabetes

Abstract

A 13-year-old girl with type one diabetes mellitus poorly controlled for seven years, presented with total body edema and rapid weight gain (7 kg in 10 days). The edema developed one week after the initiation of an intensive insulin treatment. Initially, it started as lower limb edema; other causes of edema were excluded. With current trends toward intensive insulin therapy, clinicians need to be aware of the existence of Insulin Edema Syndrome. Its occurrence needs be documented and differentiated from other causes of edema.  

Author Biographies

Abdulmoein E. Al-Agha, King Abdulaziz University
Department of Pediatrics
Ali H. Ocheltree, King Abdulaziz University
Department of Pediatrics
Published
2012-07-01
How to Cite
Al-Agha, A. E., & Ocheltree, A. H. (2012). A Case Report: Insulin-Induced Edema in a 13-Year-Old Girl. Journal of King Abdulaziz University - Medical Sciences, 19(3), 97-102. https://doi.org/10.4197/med.19-3.8
Section
Case Reports

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