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4. Picture of Cafe au Lait

Picture of Cafe Au Lait
Image Source: Color Atlas of Cosmetic DermatologyMarc R. Avram, Sandy Tsao, Zeina Tannous, Mathew M. Avramolor Atlas of Cosmetic DermatologyMarc R. Avram, Sandy Tsao, Zeina Tannous, Mathew M. AvramCopyright 2007 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

Café au lait spots are flat skin growths that are the color of coffee with the addition of milk. The spots are relatively common. About 1 in every 10 individuals have café au lait spots. The condition is not dangerous, but when 6 or more café au lait spots are present in an individual, it may be an indication that a genetic condition called neurofibromatosis is present. Neurofibromatosis is a neurological disorder that affects approximately 1 out of every 3,000 people.

Image Source: Color Atlas of Cosmetic Dermatology Marc R. Avram, Sandy Tsao, Zeina Tannous, Mathew M. Avram olor Atlas of Cosmetic Dermatology Marc R. Avram, Sandy Tsao, Zeina Tannous, Mathew M. Avram Copyright 2007 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

Text Reference: Children's Tumor Foundation: "About NF1"

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