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Table 2 Comparison of patient characteristics and test results between the two groups

From: Insulin allergy can be successfully managed by a systematic approach

  Insulin pump (n = 14) Other insulin (n = 7)
Sex (M:F) 3:11 5:2
Age (years) 41.6 (9–67) 55.3 (30–79)
Diabetes type (I:II) 4:10 4:3
Other atopic manifestations/drug allergy (Y:N) 8:6 0:7
No. of positive ICTs 5.9 (0–9) 5 (1–9)
IgEhuman (kIU/L) 4.07 (0.4–22.8) 3.31 (0.4–13.2)
IgEbovine (kIU/L) 4.76 (0.4–18.5) 4.17 (0.6–15.2)
IgEporcine (kIU/L) 3.64 (0.4–22.8) 3.89 (0.4–15.0)
  1. Overview of sex distribution and type I/type II diabetes ratio, average age, sIgE (human, bovine and porcine) and number of positive ICTs (range). Other atopic manifestations/drug allergy: Two patients had challenge-proven penicillin allergy, 2 asthma, 2 hay fever, 1 urticaria and 1 atopic dermatitis and contact allergy. Only positive sIgE values are included