A recent review of poison center data shows an increase incidence of sodium nitrite exposures. What was the mortality rate in this study?
McCann SD et al. reports a rising incidence of intentional sodium nitrite exposures to poison centers particularly since 2017. They observed a 30% mortality (13/44 cases) rate with serious outcomes reported in 84% of exposures.
McCann SD et al. Rising incidence and high mortality in intentional sodium nitrite exposures reported to US poison centers. Clin Tox 2021; published online 31 March 2021. https://doi.org/10.1080/15563650.2021.1905162