Café-au-lait macules (CALMs)


Numerous CALMs in a child with NF1.


Axillary freckling in child with NF1.


CALMs are tan oval macules with distinct borders. Multiple CALMs are an early sign of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). CALMs are rarely present at birth but increase in number with age. One-fourth of healthy teens have at least one CALM, and having two is also common.

Apr 29, 2016 | Posted by in Dermatology | Comments Off on Café-au-lait macules (CALMs)
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