Tuesday, 7 Apr 2020
Omani medical expert discovers new fungus

Omani medical expert discovers new fungus

The discovery was created by Dr Abdullah bin Mohammed al Hatmi, senior medical laboratories specialist at the Directorate General of Health Services in Dhahirah and his team in the Medical Fungus Center of the University of Amsterdam.

The discovery was created throughout examination of the genetic material current in some pulmonary samples of a patient with fungal infection known as Fusarium volatile
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Dr Abdullah bin Mohammed al Hatmi

 

The sample was sent to a fungus centre in the Netherlands exactly where Dr Hatmi is operating as a analysis fellow as component of the Medical and Research Fellowship Program. “It was discovered during medical tests on a sample taken from a female patient’s lungs, who was initially diagnosed with tuberculosis,” Dr Hatmi mentioned.

“The laboratory diagnosis revealed that the patient had a serious fungal infection. The discovered fungus has been found to be opportunistic and antibiotic-resistant.”

This discovery was published in an international medical journal. Dutch and international media have talked about about this discovery and the precise diagnosis of communicable ailments. “I thank His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said and the Ministry of Health for giving me this opportunity to pursue research in the Netherlands.”

Dr Hatmi’s analysis in the field of communicable ailments and microbiology has contributed in numerous discoveries connected to fungi.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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