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Description:This patient presented with symptoms of xerophthalmia due to a vitamin A deficiency, which included conjunctival xerosis.
If left untreated, the vitamin A deficiency and its affects on the corneal conjunctivae leave the conjunctival membrane dry and roughened. This is usually preceded by the formation of Bitot’s spots due to the accumulation of foamy material on the cornea.
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Creation Date:1970
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Links:Nat. Institutes of Health (NIH) - Health Information; Vitamin A
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