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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 79  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 439-443

Characteristic facies: An index of the disease

Shilpa Kanathur, Sacchidanand Sarvajnyamurthy, Savitha A Somaiah 
 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Banglore, India

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Shilpa Kanathur
Departmentof Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy No. 52, OPD, B Block, Victoria Hospital, BMC and RI Bangalore - 560 002
India




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Kanathur S, Sarvajnyamurthy S, Somaiah SA. Characteristic facies: An index of the disease.Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2013;79:439-443


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Reading face is an art. This art has significance in dermatology, a visual specialty. In medical context, facies are distinctive facial expressions associated with specific medical conditions. Here, we have compiled a list of characteristic facies that can aid in diagnosing many diseases and syndromes[40][Figure 1], [Figure 2], [Figure 3], [Figure 4], [Figure 5], [Figure 6] [Table 1].{Figure 1}{Figure 2}{Figure 3}{Figure 4}{Figure 5}{Figure 6}{Table 1}

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