Case reports of proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibition nonresponse

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Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors, a novel class of monoclonal antibodies, reduces low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels and improves cardiovascular outcomes. Given the short time frame, these agents have been available for use; reports of nonresponse to the PCSK9 inhibitor therapy are scarce in literature. We describe 2 cases with substantially lesser than expected low-density lipoprotein cholesterol lowering on PCSK9 therapy. Nonresponse to PCSK9 inhibition was attributed to autosomal recessive hypercholesterolemia (secondary to low-density lipoprotein receptor adaptor protein 1 mutation) and plasmapheresis after PCSK9 inhibitor drug injections. Additional PCSK9 inhibitor nonresponders are likely to emerge as the use of these agents increases overtime


This work was published before the author joined Aga Khan University

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Journal of Clinical Lipidology