Moon face

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Moon facies
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Moon facies
Classification and external resources
DiseasesDB30817
MedlinePlus003105

Moon facies,[1] or moon face,[2] is a medical sign which people are often born with, resulting in a large chin and large forehead. This results in a 'moon' shape, when looked at from the side. It is often associated with Cushing's syndrome[3] or steroid treatment (especially corticosteroids), which has led to it being known as Cushingoid facies ("Cushings-like face").[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=PhdtLQVtCMMC&pg=PA364
  2. ^ "Moon facies - definition from". Biology-Online.org. 2009-09-07. Retrieved 2013-05-22. 
  3. ^ Goldman, Lee (2011). Goldman's Cecil Medicine (24th ed.). Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders. p. 343. ISBN 1437727883. 
  4. ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=525T7rw_M4IC&pg=PA540