Moon face

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Moon facies
Classification and external resources
DiseasesDB 30817
MedlinePlus 003105

Moon facies,[1] or moon face,[2] is a medical sign in which the face develops a rounded appearance due to fat deposits on the sides of the face.[3] It is often associated with Cushing's syndrome[4] or steroid treatment (especially corticosteroids), which has led to it being known as Cushingoid facies ("Cushings-like face").[5]


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  2. ^ "Moon facies - definition from". 2009-09-07. Retrieved 2013-05-22. 
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  4. ^ Goldman, Lee (2011). Goldman's Cecil Medicine (24th ed.). Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders. p. 343. ISBN 1437727883. 
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