Cafe Au Lait Spots In Infants

Neurofibromatosis Infant

Figure 1.163. Another infant with neurofibromatosis. The presence of a single cafe-au-lait spot in the axilla may be diagnostic of this disorder. Crowe's sign (axillary freckling) appears as multiple 1- to 4-mm cafe-au-lait spots in the axillary vault and is seen in 25 to 50% of patients with neurofibromatosis.

Figure 1.163. Another infant with neurofibromatosis. The presence of a single cafe-au-lait spot in the axilla may be diagnostic of this disorder. Crowe's sign (axillary freckling) appears as multiple 1- to 4-mm cafe-au-lait spots in the axillary vault and is seen in 25 to 50% of patients with neurofibromatosis.

Cafe Lait Spots Infants

Figure 1.164. Familial progressive hyperpigmen-tation in a neonate is a benign form of familial hyperpigmentation that has been reported only in black families. The mother was affected and, including this infant, she had five affected children. This dominantly inherited condition presents at birth as irregular patches and streaks of hyperpigmentation which increase in size, number, and confluence with age. The pigmentation later appears in the conjunctivae and buccal mucosa, and extensive areas of the skin and mucous membranes are involved.

Figure 1.164. Familial progressive hyperpigmen-tation in a neonate is a benign form of familial hyperpigmentation that has been reported only in black families. The mother was affected and, including this infant, she had five affected children. This dominantly inherited condition presents at birth as irregular patches and streaks of hyperpigmentation which increase in size, number, and confluence with age. The pigmentation later appears in the conjunctivae and buccal mucosa, and extensive areas of the skin and mucous membranes are involved.

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