Cafe au lait maculeé_au_lait_spot
Cafe au lait macule are flat, hyperpigmented birthmarks.

Café au lait spots appear in healty people, but may be associated with syndromes such as neurofibromatosis type 1. The number of spots can have clinical significance for diagnosis of neurofibromatosis. Six or more spots of at least 5mm in diameter in pre-pubertal children and at least 15mm in post-pubertal individuals is one of the major diagnostic criteria of neurofibromatosis.

Café au lait spots are usually present at birth, permanent, and may grow in size or increase in number over time. Even after laser surgery, the spots are often not completely removed or can recur after treatment.

The recurrence rate is usually high and laser treatment is required for a very long time.
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  • Uniformly colored borders and clear spots often appear in childhood. In general, the borders are clearer than those in this picture.
  • Cafe au lait macule seen in Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1)