Moon face

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Moon face
Other namesMoon facies,[1] Cushingoid facies, Cushing's-like face
A moon face as a result of steroid use

A 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.[5]


  1. ^ "Moon facies - definition from". 2009-09-07. Retrieved 2013-05-22.
  2. ^ Wilkins, L.W. (2008). Nurse's Five-minute Clinical Consult: Signs and symptoms. Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. p. 364. ISBN 9781582557038. Retrieved 2015-06-12.
  3. ^ "Moon Facies: Causes and Treatment". Retrieved 2015-06-12.
  4. ^ Goldman, Lee (2011). Goldman's Cecil Medicine (24th ed.). Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders. p. 343. ISBN 1437727883.
  5. ^ Bricker, S.L.; B C Decker; Langlais, R.P.; Miller, C.S. (2001). Oral Diagnosis, Oral Medicine, and Treatment Planning. B.C. Decker. p. 540. ISBN 9781550092066. Retrieved 2015-06-12.

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