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What Do Cafe Au Lait Spots Mean
If 1 year old baby has three cafe au lait spots, does this mean nf1? How likely is it that he'll get more?
Not necessarily: Many people who do not have nf have a few café-au-lait spots . Usually start appearing in infancy.If a young child has five or more, at least ½ inch or 15 mm in size post puberty look for other signs such as neurofibromas — tumors along skin and lisch nodules, tiny, noncancerous tumors on the iris (the colored part of the eye). Consult physician to better assess individual signs for diagnosis. ...Read more
I have a cafe au lait spot the size of a pea next to my nipple sometimes it hurts and sometimes just my nipple hurts. What does that mean?
Tender cafe au lait: these as small flat pigmented birthmarks. they are sometimes (if more than 6 and larger than 5 mm before puberty) a sign of neurofibromatosis and needs to be checked. Assuming this isnt the case - i think its benign and nothing to worry about - I suspect your pain may be coming from the nipple - perhaps from excessive irritation from your bra. Cafe au lait are usually benign. Good luck ...Read more
Coffee spot: These are flat, well defined pigment patches that may not be evident at birth. A few <6 and < 1cm size at puberty are likely unimportant.They are common in the general population as benign but permanent findings. In greater numbers and larger size they may indicate a form of neurofibromatosis (there are several). Your dr can sort out your specific issue with after an exam & family history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cafe au lait: Café au lait macules are observed in 95% of patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (nf1), which is the most frequently occurring neurocutaneous syndrome. These spots may also be observed in patients without nf1. Other conditions in which they may be observed include mccune-albright syndrome, tuberous sclerosis, and fanconi anemia. ...Read more
I have three cafe au lait spots measuring about 1-2cm max. I have another 2 that are about 5mm max. No other nf1 signs and am 25. Is this nf1?
Unlikely: According to diagnostic criteria for nf1 at least 2 of the following clinical features must be present in order to make diagnosis (for your age group): >5 cals (>15mm in diameter), >1 neurofibroma, freckling in axillary or groin area, optic glioma, >1 lisch nodule, a distinctive bony lesion, a 1st degree relative with nf1 according to the above criteria. Diagnosis may be confirmed by genetic test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have three cafe au lait spots ranging from 1-3cm.They are very hard to see. I just found one today. No other nf1 symptoms. Could this still be nf1?
Hey Im 22 and in the past couple of years I've developed cafe au lait spots one is rather dark and the others are getting darker should I b worried ?
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