World’s Tallest Woman Makes Maiden Flight With Special Seat Adjustments; what Weaver syndrome does she suffer from?

Rumeysa Gelgi traveled to San Francisco to pursue a career in software development (Photo credit: Instagram)

New Delhi: The world’s tallest woman has taken to the skies for the first time in her life after Turkish airlines removed the top six seats to make a stretcher for her, to accommodate her towering figure.
According to the Daily Mail, 24-year-old Gelgi, who suffers from Weaver syndrome, a growth-accelerating disease, Gelgi had never traveled by plane before because she was always too tall.
Gelgi flew to San Francisco in September to pursue a career in software development and posted about her wonderful experience on Instagram. “A flawless trip from start to finish…this was my first plane ride but it certainly won’t be my last…thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who was part of my trip”, she wrote.
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What is Weaver syndrome?

According to Medline Plus, weaver syndrome is a rare condition that involves an extremely tall build with or without a large head size and specific facial features. These characteristics include a broad forehead, widely spaced eyes, wide and low set ears, a dimpled chin and a small lower jaw.

This syndrome also causes joint deformities that restrict movement without support. Doctors say the joints, especially those of the fingers and toes, are affected, causing the fingers to bend permanently.

What causes Weaver syndrome?

The syndrome, which has so far only identified 50 people worldwide with the disease, is due to genetic disorders, where the EZH2 gene causes bone overgrowth and a chain reaction that also affects other genes.

Even though it’s genetic, scientists say the syndrome can’t necessarily be passed down from a parent because some people get the EZH2 mutation despite not having family members with the condition. same disease.

According to the Cleveland Clinic, experts do not fully understand how the genetic mutation leads to Weaver syndrome because half of people with the syndrome inherit the mutation from a parent.

Weaver Syndrome Symptoms

Here are some signs and symptoms of this disease, which can appear before the baby is born:

  • A wide forehead
  • Oblique eyelids
  • a big head
  • A small lower jaw
  • In many cases, congenital heart disease
  • Clubfoot
  • Bent elbows and knees
  • Deformed fingers and toes
  • intellectual disabilities
  • Tension in the muscles of the arms and legs

Doctors say that although there is no cure for the disease, the underlying symptoms can be treated. Weaver syndrome may also increase the risk of childhood neuroblastoma, a type of cancer that affects children under the age of 5.

People who are susceptible to the syndrome may undergo genetic testing to look for certain genetic mutations that may cause health problems.

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