ID#: 18894
Due to a Vitamin A deficiency, this patient developed xerophthalmia, or drying of the eye with subsequent Bitot’s spots. One of the symptoms of a Vitamin A deficiency, is chronic drying of the conjunctival membrane, which covers the surface of the eye, and gives rise, if untreated, to the development of keratinized patches known as Bitot’s spots.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. J. Justin Older
Creation Date: 1969
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