Bitot's spots

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Bitot's spots
Classification and external resources
ICD-10E50.1
ICD-9264.1
 
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Bitot's spots
Classification and external resources
ICD-10E50.1
ICD-9264.1

Bitot's spots are the buildup of keratin debris located superficially in the conjunctiva, which are oval, triangular or irregular in shape. These spots are a sign of vitamin A deficiency and are associated with conjunctival xerosis. In 1863, Pierre Bitot (1822-1888), a French physician, first described these spots.[1]

In ancient Egypt, this was treated with animal liver.

Treatment

  1. Vitamin A
  2. Beta carotene

References

  1. ^ Shukla, M. and Behari, K. (1979), Congenital Bitot spots, Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, 27(2), 63-64

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