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88 Possible Causes for Bitot's Spots

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  • Vitamin A Deficiency

    Bitot's spot is highly suggestive of vitamin A deficiency and, sometimes, chronic conjunctival inflammation.[nejm.org] Group 1, cases, consisted of children diagnosed with Bitot's spots.[archive.unu.edu] Ophthalmological examination revealed severe bilateral corneal xerosis, bilateral Bitot's spots and inferior ulceration of the right cornea.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Marasmus

    spot and conjunctival xerosis Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.[icd10data.com] […] protein-calorie malnutrition E46 Unspecified protein-calorie malnutrition E50 Vitamin A deficiency E50.0 Vitamin A deficiency with conjunctival xerosis E50.1 Vitamin A deficiency with Bitot's[icd10data.com]

  • Hypervitaminosis E

    spots , C: Scurvy , D: Rickets / Osteomalacia Mineral deficiency Zinc deficiency - Iron deficiency - Magnesium deficiency - Chromium deficiency Hyperalimentation Obesity[wikidoc.org] Ariboflavinosis , B3: Pellagra , B6: Pyridoxine deficiency , B7: Biotin deficiency , B9: Folate deficiency , B12: Vitamin B12 deficiency other vitamins : A: Vitamin A deficiency / Bitot's[wikidoc.org]

  • Iris Disorder

    Bitot spots are usually accompanied by night blindness. Eye ulcers develop and the cornea turns to mush (melts) if Bitot spots are not treated.[milesresearch.com] Bitot spots are most likely due to severe vitamin A deficiency. Bitot spots are also known to occur in people with fat and vitamin malabsorption.[milesresearch.com] Example of Pterygium: Image from Photo Library of Jon Miles Bitot Spots Bitot spots are superficial, irregularly-shaped, foamy gray or white patches that appear on the conjunctiva[milesresearch.com]

  • Xerophthalmia

    The overall prevalence rates of night blindness and Bitot's spots exceeded WHO cut-off point for xerophthalmia as a public health problem, with higher prevalence rates in[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The prevalence of Bitot's spots was 0.9 % in children under six years of age and 3.3 % in children above six years.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Diagnosis of night blindness and Bitot spot occurrence was used for data gathering.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Lacrimal Duct Defect

    Mucin Deficiency Signs  TBUT Bitot’s spots: interpalpebral conjunctival foamy patches associated with severe  vitamin A & xerophthalmia Causes Vitamin A deficiency Cicatrising[slideshare.net]

  • Ophthalmoplegia

    Category: Blog , Podcasts Tagged: ACL , adenosine , anitconvulsant , anterior drawer , areflexia , AV node , beta-blocker , bitot's spot , breastfeeding , bullous myringitis[roshreview.com]

  • Vitamin Deficiency

    Xerophthalmia: dry, thickened conjunctiva and cornea Bitot spots: keratinized growths ( metaplasia ) on the conjunctivae causing hazy vision Keratomalacia: corneal erosions[dermnetnz.org] Vitmain A – nyctalopia, bitot spots, dry skin, dry hair, brittle finger nails, corneal perforation and xerophthalmia Vitamin B1 – neurologic symptoms like poor memory, Korsakoff[symptoma.com] Superficial foamy patches composed of epithelial debris and secretions on the exposed bulbar conjunctiva (Bitot spots) develop.[merckmanuals.com]

  • Vitamin A

    ’s spots, 3.6% had Bitot’s spots or night blindness, and 6.2% had Bitot’s spots, night blindness, or conjunctivitis in the past four weeks. 103 When compared with data from[givewell.org] Superficial foamy patches composed of epithelial debris and secretions on the exposed bulbar conjunctiva (Bitot spots) develop.[merckmanuals.com] […] on eye lining (Bitot spots) Repeated infections Anemia Testing may be done periodically when a person has a disease that is associated with malabsorption of nutrients to[labtestsonline.org]

  • Griscelli Syndrome, Type 2

    Signs of malnutrition such as Bitot's spots, follicular hyperkeratosis, bipedal edema, angular stomatitis, and exfoliation of the skin were absent.[cdriadvlkn.org]

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