Glasgow Coma Scale

 
Score Eye-Opening Motor Verbal Verbal (young)
6   Obeys    
5   Localizes Appropriate & Oriented Appropriate
4 Spontaneous Withdraws Confused conversation Not consolable
3 Verbal Flexion (decorticate) Inappropriate Words Persistently irritable
2 Pain Extension (decerebrate) Incomprehensible  Restless, agitated
1 None None None None
 
 
Mild 13-15
Moderate 9-12
Severe (coma) < 8
 
 

Based on Luerssen, TG.  Acute traumatic cerebral injuries.  in Cheek, WR (eds): Pediatric Neurosurgery 3rd ed., (Philadelphia, WB Saunders, 1994).
 
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