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Bitot's spots


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Cheesy foamy greyish spots that form on the surface of dry patches of conjunctiva at the sides of the eyes. They consist of fragments of keratinized epithelium. A common cause is vitamin A deficiency. P. A. Bitot (1822–88), French physician

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