Glyphosate poisoning - A rare case of herbicide poisoning

K. R. Nagesh, Virendra Kumar, Kumar G. Pradeep, Binay Kumar Bastia

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Abstract

In India, poisoning due to insecticides like organophosphates, organochlorates and carbamates are in vogue. Poisoning by glyphosate, a herbicide is rarely seen. Glyphosate is a systemic herbicide, which is used to destroy the herbs, shrubs and trees. Human poisoning with glyphosate manifests on contact as skin and eye irritation, and on swallowing as gastrointestinal irritation, unconsciousness, pulmonary oedema, cardiovascular impairment, reduced urinary output, and in some cases death. A case of glyphosate poisoning was reported in Kusturba Hospital, Manipal. The features of glyphosate poisoning and autopsy findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-34
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Medical Toxicology and Legal Medicine
Volume5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Toxicology

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    Nagesh, K. R., Kumar, V., Pradeep, K. G., & Bastia, B. K. (2002). Glyphosate poisoning - A rare case of herbicide poisoning. International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Legal Medicine, 5(1), 32-34.