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I think my son who is 4 mo. old has neurofibromatosis.....He is starting to show numerous cafe-au-lait spots....not all are the required 5 mm spots but there are many of them...what should I do??? Please help me, I am sick....
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Hello projectbaby,
Neurofibromatosis is a neurological genetic disorder. Cafe-au-lait spots are classic feature of  Neurofibromatosis and are flat birthmarks with distinct edges are a bit darker than the surrounding skin. In light-skinned individuals, they are the color of coffee with lots of cream. In those with darker skin, they can be the color of a rich, full-bodied, black coffee. The spots can increase in size, number, and darkness throughout childhood. Monitoring of associated condition is required.Usually there is no treatment for these. You should monitor the associated neurofibromatosis.
Reference http://www.drgreene.com/21_80.html
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Thanks so much, but we do not have this in our family....do the number of spots mean severity???  Can the spots just be there and it could be nothing??? Jacquie
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