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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Of those, 1.9% 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).
et al children had night blindness in 35.9%, xerosis conjunctiva in 9.2%, Bitot's spots in 14.2%, nasolabial dyssebacea in 6.8%, angular stomatitis in 6.8%, cheilosis in 8.7% red and raw tongue in 1.6%, pellagrous dermatosis in 13.3%, bleeding gums in 15.2%, ecchymoses in 6.1%, lack of lustre of hair in 26.5%, thinness and sparseness of hair in 24.3%, prevalence of anaemia in children was 34%, 15.9% children had phrynoderma [9] In Rema N et al prevalence of anaemia in boys was 44.08% and in girls was 52.21%, prevalence of vitamin A deficiency in boys was 5.65% and in girls was 8.64%.