Bitot's spots

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Bitot's spots

[′bē·tōs ‚späts]
(medicine)
The silver-gray, shiny, triangular spots on the cornea characteristic of xerosis conjunctivae.
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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].
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 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 (3.
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).