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Cafe au lait (ka-FAY o lay) birthmarks are areas of darkened skin, anywhere from tan to dark brown. They are permanent and very common. They can occur anywhere on the body, and the size increases as the child grows. Usually, no treatment is needed.

Cafe au lait spots usually appear singly or in pairs. More spots can occur in children with a genetic condition called neurofibromatosis or other conditions. If your child has six or more cafe au lait spots, ask your doctor whether your child needs a medical examination.