Korean J Dermatol.  1993 Dec;31(6):953-956.

Three cases of primary irritant dermatitis due to paraquat(gramoxone)

Abstract

Paraquat(Gramoxone) is the most commonly used herbicide in Korea. But serious paraquat poisoning in human beings has occurred following ingestion or exposure to the skin. Exposure to paraquat through the skin has resulted in local irritation or inflammation of varyiig degree, sometimes severe. We report three cases of primary irritant dermatitis due to paraquat. Two patients developed generalized vesicobullae and necrotirulcer in the scrotum, respectively. The other patient developed painful whitish patch and erosion in ttie tongue after accidental exposure.

Keyword

Irritant Dermatitis; Paraquat(Gramoxone)

MeSH Terms

Dermatitis, Irritant*
Eating
Humans
Inflammation
Korea
Paraquat
Poisoning
Scrotum
Skin
Tongue
Paraquat
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