What are the three predictors of death in paraquat poisoning used to create the acute paraquat poisoning mortality (APPM) score?
Chen CK et al., using a 10 year observational cohort study, found that urine paraquat concentrations (> 10 ppm), serum glucose (> 140 mg/dL) and white blood cell count (> 13 G/L) were independent predictors of death.
Chen CK et al. The acute paraquat poisoning mortality (APPM) score to predict the risk of death in paraquat-poisoned patients. Clin Tox. Published online 21 Sep 2021. https://doi.org/10.1080/15563650.2021.1979234