Not a single case of Bitot's spot
was recorded in this study.
5%) cases, followed by lacrimation and redness in four (2%), squint in two (1%), and Bitot's spot
in two (1%) [Table 7].
Prevalence of vitamin A deficiency in Bangladeshi population Deficiency Population-size Gender Age (Number) Night blindness 27,574 Male/Female 6-59 months Bitot's spot
27,574 Male/Female 6-59 months Corneal xerosis 27,574 Male/Female 6-59 months Xerophthalmia 27,574 Male/Female 6-59 months Nightblindness 6,827 F 15-49 years Nightblindness 2,461 F * 15-49 years Nightblindness 14,381 F ([dagger]) 15-49 years Deficiency Percentage Night blindness 0.
and night blindness were found to be 3.
For Vitamin A deficiency, conjunctival xerosis, Bitot's spot
, corneal ulceration, xeropthalmic fundus, night blindness, corneal xerosis, corneal scar, and eye infection were assessed.
Other signs of vitamin A deficiency such as Bitot's spot
, corneal xerosis and corneal opacities were not observed in any children.
The medical officer examined the child for Bitot's spot
and interviewed the parents for night-blindness, immunization, and actual doses of vitamin A taken by the child during the past year.
The prevalences of nightblindness, conjunctival xerosis, and Bitot's spot
The results also highlighted the high prevalence of vitamin "A" deficiency among the malnourished children as indicated by conjunctiva xerosis and bitot's spots
Vitamin A deficiency signs and symptoms: Higher percentage of mothers in group I showed Bitot's spots
9% were having both Bitot's Spots
and Xerosis, no Corneal Lesions were detected.
1,2] Bitot's spots
reflect the past history of Vitamin A Deficiency (Sommer et al 1980).