Leonine facies

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.

Leonine facies
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Ugandan woman with leprosy exhibiting leonine facies.
CausesLeprosy, Paget's disease of bone

Associated conditionsEdit

Differential diagnoses include the following:

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "eMedicine - Leprosy : Article by Felisa S Lewis". Archived from the original on 2008-11-04.
  2. ^ "eMedicine - Lichen Myxedematosus : Article by Elizabeth A Liotta". Archived from the original on 2008-12-05.