hrp0092p2-112 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity | ESPE2019

Identification of a Novel Heterozygous Missense Mutation in Low-density Lipoprotein Receptor Gene (LDLR) p.(Met652Thr) in an Emirati Family with Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH), Observed Genotype-phenotype Correlations and Pharmacotherapeutic Approaches

Al-Olabi Lara , Suliman Sara , Daggag Hinda

Background: Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is a common autosomal dominant disorder of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) metabolism characterised by elevated levels of plasma LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C), accelerated atherosclerosis and premature cardiovascular disease (CVD). In the Gulf Co-operation Council states, CVD is often diagnosed at a younger age and is the leading cause of mortality. As such, early genetic diagnosis and treatment of FH is important for ri...