Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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Malaria Tropica: Nonrevival Coma

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_4768-1
According to the so-called Glasgow Coma Scale, a patient’s coma is not awakable if less than 10 score points are noted in patient’s behavior (see Table 1).
Table 1

Symptoms leading to coma

Symptom

Activity

Score points

Eye opening

Spontaneous

4

On demand

3

On pain/pressure

2

No reaction

1

Verbal approach

Oriented

5

Disoriented

4

Disseminated wording

3

Unintelligible wording

2

No reaction

1

Motoric reaction

Reacts

6

Direct reaction on pain

5

Undirected reactions on pain type 1

4

Undirected reactions on pain type 2

3

Undirected reactions on pain type 3

2

No reaction

1

Keywords

Glasgow Coma Scale Score Point 
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Further Reading

  1. Löscher T, Burchard GD (2010) Tropenmedizin in Klinik und Praxis, 4th edn. Thieme, StuttgartGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany