Leonine facies

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Leonine facies is a facies that resembles that of a lion. It is seen in multiple conditions and has been classically described for Lepromatous leprosy as well as Paget's disease of bone. It is a dermatological symptom, with characteristic facial features that are visible on presentation, and is useful for focusing on differential diagnosis.

Associated conditions[edit]

Differential diagnoses include the following:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "eMedicine - Leprosy : Article by Felisa S Lewis".
  2. ^ "eMedicine - Lichen Myxedematosus : Article by Elizabeth A Liotta".