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Bitot Spot

Contributor: Pavlina Kemp, MD & Mark Greiner, MD

Photographer: Brice Critser, CRA

60-year-old woman with Bitot spot in the left eye with low serum levels of vitamin A, in the setting of chronic hepatitis C and near-daily alcohol use. Note the nasal white foamy patch about 3 x 3 mm on nasal bulbar interpalpebral conjunctiva.

Reference

Reddy PS. Bitot spots and vitamin A deficiencies. Trans Ophthalmol Soc N Z. 1965;17:90-3. PubMed PMID: 521723

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last updated: 07/01/2014