About the Authors

Andrew H. Dawson

Contributed equally to this work with: Andrew H. Dawson, Michael Eddleston

adawson@sactrc.org

Affiliations South Asian Clinical Toxicology Research Collaboration, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia, Professorial Medicine Unit, POW Clinical School, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Michael Eddleston

Contributed equally to this work with: Andrew H. Dawson, Michael Eddleston

Affiliations South Asian Clinical Toxicology Research Collaboration, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, National Poisons Information Service - Edinburgh, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Clinical Pharmacology Unit, Centre for Cardiovascular Science, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Lalith Senarathna

Affiliation South Asian Clinical Toxicology Research Collaboration, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Fahim Mohamed

Affiliation South Asian Clinical Toxicology Research Collaboration, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Indika Gawarammana

Affiliation South Asian Clinical Toxicology Research Collaboration, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Steven J. Bowe

Affiliation School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia

Gamini Manuweera

Affiliation Office of the Pesticide Registrar, Government Department of Agriculture, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Nicholas A. Buckley

Affiliations South Asian Clinical Toxicology Research Collaboration, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, Professorial Medicine Unit, POW Clinical School, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Competing Interests

ME has received financial support to attend a scientific meeting of a study funded by Syngenta. NAB and AHD have received travel expenses from Syngenta (a manufacturer of paraquat and some other pesticides) to attend meetings of a scientific advisory group in relation to studies of new paraquat formulations.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: AHD ME LS FM IG SJB GM NAB. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: AHD ME LS FM IG SJB GM NAB. Designed the experiments/the study: AHD ME LS IG NAB. Analyzed the data: AHD FM SJB NAB. Collected data/did experiments for the study: AHD ME LS FM IG NAB. Enrolled patients: ME LS FM IG. Wrote the first draft of the paper: AHD. Contributed to the writing of the paper: AHD ME LS FM IG GM NAB.