Skin Care Glossary - Cafe-au-lait Macule

Cafe-au-lait macule

Synonym:

Cafe-au-lait lentigo
Cafe-au-lait patch

Cafe-au-lait macule is a well demarcated light to dark brown patch present from early childhood.

In a school-aged population, approximately 25% of children will have a cafe-au-lait macule.

Multiple cafe-au-lait macules are uncommon and more than six is strongly suggestive of neurofibromatosis.

Cafe-au-lait macules can also occur in association with Albright's syndrome, tuberous sclerosis and other genodermatoses.

Cafe-au-lait macule

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