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Numerous and Large Cafe Au Lait Macules: Evaluation and Management of NF1 and Related Disorders
Friday, March 01
7:15 AM - 8:45 AM
Amy J. Theos, MD, FAAD - Handout
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:
- Develop a differential diagnosis for multiple or large cafe au lait macules.
- Describe the clinical features of the various genetic syndromes associated with cafe au lait macules.
- Formulate an appropriate evaluation of patients with multiple or large cafe au lait macules.
Multiple or large cafe au lait macules should raise suspicion for an underlying genetic syndrome, the most common of which is neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). This session will provide an update on NF1 and review the other disorders that should be considered. The focus of this session will be on formulating a differential diagnosis and an appropriate workup, including the use of genetic testing, for patients presenting with multiple or large cafe au lait macules.