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.
|Ugandan woman with leprosy exhibiting leonine facies.|
|Causes||Leprosy, Paget's disease of bone|
Differential diagnoses include the following:
- Lepromatous leprosy
- Paget's disease of bone
- Mycosis fungoides
- Polyostotic fibrous dysplasia
- "eMedicine - Leprosy : Article by Felisa S Lewis". Archived from the original on 2008-11-04.
- "eMedicine - Lichen Myxedematosus : Article by Elizabeth A Liotta". Archived from the original on 2008-12-05.