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JNMA J Nepal Med Assoc. 2012 Jan-Mar;52(185):40-2.

Accidental chemical burns of oral mucosa by herbicide.

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Dept of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery , National Medical College, Birgunj, Nepal.


Glyphosate (GlySH) is a broad spectrum, nonselective herbicide, widely used in agriculture. This case report describes a 25-year-old man presenting with extensive chemical burns and ulceration of the oral cavity as a result of accidental exposure to GlySH. This paper aims to illustrate the typical appearance of GlySH related chemical mucosal burn and to demonstrate the severity of the corrosive effect of GlySH which need team approach to prevent unfavorable sequelae such as microstomia.

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