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Session Information

FOC U010 - Numerous and Large Cafe Au Lait Macules: Evaluation and Management of NF1 and Related Disorders

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket

Subject:

Date: Friday, March 01

CME Credits: 1.50

Location: Room D233/234

Time: 7:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Director: Amy J. Theos, MD, FAAD - Handout

Learning Objectives:
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.

Description:
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.