Café au lait spots

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Café au lait spots are often harmless but may be associated with syndromes such as –

  • Neurofibromatosis type 1
  • McCune–Albright syndrome

Neurofibromatosis Type 1 –

  • Café au lait lesions tend to resemble the “coast of California,” rather than the “coast of Maine,”
  • Meaning the edges are smoother and more linear.

McCune-Albright syndrome.-

Café au lait lesions with rough borders (“coast of Maine”)

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