We would like to report an observation, which was made during a screening of around 2,900 children and adolescents from slums of Kolkata, Howrah, and 24 Parganas South districts in India for ocular signs of vitamin A deficiency (VAD). These children and adolescents attended the free medical dispensaries of our NGO in 2008 for
various medical reasons. Bitot’s spots were found to be more frequent among the schoolage children and adolescents than in the age group of the preschoolers. We found 52 children and adolescents with Bitot’s spots; the Figure shows their age distribution.
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