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72 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] Bitot’s spots at the temporal limbus. Clare Gilbert Figure 2. Bitot’s spots at the temporal limbus.[cehjournal.org]

  • Avitaminosis A

    […] avitaminosis [ a-vi″tah-mĭ-no sis ] disease due to deficiency of vitamins in the diet. adj., adj avitaminot ic. a·vi·ta·min·o·sis ( ā-vī'tă-min-ō'sis ), Properly, hypovitaminosis. avitaminosis (ā-vī′tə-mĭ-nō′sĭs) n. pl. avitamino·ses (-sēz) A disease, such as scurvy, beriberi, or pellagra, caused by deficiency of one or[…][medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

  • Xerophthalmia

    RESULTS: 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[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]

  • Keratomalacia

    Bitot spots are white or grey spots that occur on the whites of the eyes. Keratomalacia usually effects both eyes but not always.[diseaseinfosearch.org] Dry eye can lead to the development of Bitot’s spots, or protein deposits which form in the delicate membrane covering the sclera, or the white part of the eye, further impairing[wisegeek.com] Lack of tears causes extreme dryness of the eyes, and foamy spots appear on the temporal and often nasal bulbar conjunctiva (Bitot spots). Night blindness may occur.[msdmanuals.com]

  • Fat-Soluble Vitamin Deficiency

    Bitot's spots may be visible due to a collection of keratin in the conjunctiva, and the observation of keratomalacia in pediatric patients requires immediate therapeutic intervention[symptoma.com] 7 Amazing Health Benefits of Vitamin A Signs and Symptoms of Vitamin A Deficiency Xerophthalmia- dryness, and inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva Night blindness Bitot’s[ayurtimes.com] Vitamin A deficiency in infants causes night blindness, Bitot spots (keratinization of the cornea), xerophthalmia (dry eyes), keratomalacia, corneal opacities, growth failure[pedsinreview.aappublications.org]

  • Vitamin A

    Xerophthalmia is the leading cause of preventable childhood blindness with its earliest manifestations as night blindness and Bitots spots, followed by blinding keratomalacia[doi.org] Xerophthalmia is the leading cause of preventable childhood blindness with its earliest manifestations as night blindness and Bitot's spots, followed by blinding keratomalacia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Night Blindness

    Ocular examination disclosed a probable Bitot's spot and electrophysiologic testing showed markedly impaired dark adaptation and subnormal electroretinography.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Ordinal logistic regression was used to assess the relationship between microfilaria load (uninfected, low ( RESULTS: Ocular evidence of vitamin A deficiency (Bitot spots[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Both eyes had a BCVA of 0.9, Bitot's spots of the conjunctiva and no significant fundus abnormalities.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • Disorder of Sulfur-Bearing Amino Acid Metabolism

    spots , C: Scurvy , D: Rickets / Osteomalacia Mineral deficiency Zinc deficiency - Iron deficiency - Magnesium deficiency - Chromium deficiency Hyperalimentation Obesity[wikidoc.org] Vitamin A deficiency ( E 50.0) Vitamin A deficiency with conjunctival xerosis ( E 50.1) Vitamin A deficiency with Bitot's spot and conjunctival xerosis ( E 50.2) Vitamin A[bionity.com] spot and conjunctival xerosis ( E50.2 ) Vitamin A deficiency with corneal xerosis ( E50.3 ) Vitamin A deficiency with corneal ulceration and xerosis ( E50.4 ) Vitamin A deficiency[wikidoc.org]

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