Saturday, July 4, 2009

“Hydrocephalus Gulfus”, the Great Neglected Condition in the Gulf Region


The word hydrocephalus derives from the Greek words hydro, meaning water, and cephalus, meaning head. Hydrocephalus is an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the brain which causes enlargement of the skull and compression of the brain, destroying much of the neural tissue. Hydrocephalus Gulfus is a new type of hydrocephalus which is acquired by females between the age of 12-70 years. After the huge discussions and debates that took place recently in the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center of Disease Control (CDC), scientists decided to call it (Hydrocephalus Gulfus) because it is almost only seen in the gulf region.

• History

In 2007, Hydrocephalus Gulfus grabbed the attention of the scientists worldwide to the extent that journals and magazines became full of articles with theories trying to explain this disease which they started calling it “The Disease of the Year 2008”. At that stage it was crucial to reach to a conclusion of how did this endemic of Hydrocephalus Gulfus started? And when was that exactly?? Also, what is the home town of it? So the WHO assigned 15 billion dollars for this purpose and 3anz MD medical institution through the president of the United Nations (UN) received a letter asking me to be the head of the research team responsible of enlightening the whole world about this issue. In this series of posts I’ll give you the privilege of being the first ppl to know about the preliminary results (because the research project is still running in all the six gulf countries) of this huge project which will be published later in the British Medical Journal.
To be continued :)


  1. ROFL :D
    btw this is my fav medical issue, since u told me abt it in tht graduation ceremony =)

    but totally agree about it being seen only in the gulf region ;)
    but between 12-70 >>> can't imagine females in their sixties puttin em :D but truey i've seen girls less than 12 puttin em >> looks so awkward :$

    loved ur blog keep it up sis :)

  2. Rock on :p

    I hope it's not too late to apply to be part of your research committee. We're honestly proud to have doctors like you in this country, you make us proud!
    Moreover, your efforts in the scientific research field are really appreciated. Way to go 3anz MD...Way to go!