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Bitot's spots

[bitōz′]
Etymology: Pierre Bitot, French surgeon, 1822-1888
white or gray triangular deposits on the bulbar conjunctiva adjacent to the lateral margin of the cornea, a clinical sign of vitamin A deficiency. Also called Bitot's patches.
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Bitot's spots

Bitot's spots

Foamy white patches in the CONJUNCTIVA at the corners of the eyes, strongly suggestive of vitamin A deficiency. (Pierre Bitot, 1822–1888, French physician).

Bitot's spots

Bitot's spots are superficial, foamy gray, triangular spots on the white of the eyeball.
Mentioned in: Vitamin A Deficiency
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The prevalence rate of Bitot's spot in children exceeded the WHO criterion of 0.
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