Charles Institute Seminar Series 2023-24: NEUROFIBROMATOSIS TYPE 1: UPDATE & INSIGHTS with Guest Speaker Dr Angela Hernández-Martín

Published: 21 February, 2024


Date of Talk: Wednesday 21 February 2024 @ 12pm

Location: Online Via Zoom


Speaker Details: Dr Angela Hernández-Martín,

Senior Consultant Dermatologist, Hospital Infantil Niño Jesús, Madrid, Spain

Short Biography: 

Dr Angela Hernández-Martín studied Medicine in Salamanca University, Spain, and completed her specialization in Salamanca, spending different periods in the United States dedicated to Pediatric Dermatology. She now works as a Pediatric Dermatologist at Hospital Infantil Niño Jesús, Madrid, Spain, and is an expert in children skin diseases such as congenital ichthyosis, neuro-cutaneous disorders and other genodermatoses. A popular speaker at national and international congresses, she is Secretary of the European Society of Pediatric Dermatology (ESPD), President of the Spanish Group of Pediatric Dermatology and member of the Editorial Board of the Pediatric Dermatology Journal. Has co-authorized more than 200 publications indexed in PubMed.

Abstract for talk: 

Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a common neurocutaneous disorder, especially impactful in pediatric populations. This seminar will focus on NF1's dermatological manifestations in children, which are often the first sign of the disease. I will review the prevalence and characteristics of key cutaneous findings, including café-au-lait macules (CALS), neurofibromas, and freckling in the axillary or inguinal regions as well as others that are not formal diagnostic criteria but have a high positive predictive value.

The lecture will emphasize the importance of early recognition of these symptoms for timely diagnosis and management.