Accidental chemical burns of oral mucosa by herbicide

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


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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Agriculture
  • Anesthetics, Local / administration & dosage
  • Benzocaine / administration & dosage
  • Burns, Chemical / etiology*
  • Burns, Chemical / therapy*
  • Glycine / adverse effects
  • Glycine / analogs & derivatives*
  • Herbicides / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mouth Mucosa / injuries*


  • Anesthetics, Local
  • Herbicides
  • glyphosate
  • Glycine
  • Benzocaine