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Moon face


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

References

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




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