Bitot's spots


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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.
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The results also highlighted the high prevalence of vitamin "A" deficiency among the malnourished children as indicated by conjunctiva xerosis and bitot's spots. 12 out of 40 male (30%) and 17 out of 60 female (28.3%).
Vitamin A deficiency signs and symptoms: Higher percentage of mothers in group I showed Bitot's spots (3.2%) compared to group II mothers (1.4%).
In 1992 the study done by UNICEF, among children six months to six years of age, the prevalence of night blindness was 0.7% and of Bitot's Spots 0.2%.