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An approach to café au lait macules in primary care setting


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Author list: Seereen R Almuhaidib, Fajar A Aldulijan, Najlaa A Alkanaan, Abdulmohsin K Almulhim, Khalid S Alyami
Publisher: Medknow Publications
Publication year: 2021
Journal: Journal of Family and Community Medicine
Journal name in source: Journal of Family and Community Medicine
Journal acronym: JFCM
Volume number: 28
Issue number: 3
Start page: 217
End page: 219
Number of pages: 3
ISSN: 2230-8229
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Scopus ID: 85115231354
eISSN: 2229-340X


Café au lait macules (CALMs), if solitary, are benign lesion with no clinical meaning, and are common in the general population. Multiple CALMs may be the hallmark of some disorders and need to be assessed by an interprofessional team. The diagnosis and evaluation of a patient with a suspected condition may include a team of pediatric neurologists, dermatologists, ophthalmologists, geneticists, and orthopedic surgeons. To evaluate the progression of the disease, an annual follow-up is required.  


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