ID#: 6189
Description: 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 Providers(s): CDC
Creation Date: 1970
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Links: Nat. Institutes of Health (NIH) - Health Information; Vitamin A
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