Oman’s Royal Hospital discovers new genetic disease
Doctors from the Royal Hospital in Muscat Governorate have discovered a new genetic disease, a new genetic disease similar to cystic fibrosis by identifying a new gene called ‘AGR2’ that was not previously described as a cause of any disease
Dr. Sumaya bint Juma Al Araimi said:``This discovery is a scientific achievement to identify the cause of a completely new genetic disease in the world and documented for the first time in a prestigious scientific journal, which facilitates the diagnosis and treatment of similar rare diseases. There are four cases that have already been diagnosed in the Sultanate of Oman during the research period.
Dr. Khawla bint Said Al Shidhani clarifies that there is currently no completely curative treatment for this disease, and the proposed treatments alleviate the disease and slow down its complications, which are pulmonary fibrosis