TABLE 1.

Clinical Score*

Score (Points)
012
History
 DiaphoresisHead onlyHead and body during exerciseHead and body at rest
 TachypneaRareSeveral timesFrequent
Physical examination
 BreathingNormalRetractionsDyspnea
 Respiratory rate (respirations/min)
  0–1 y<5050–60>60
  1–6 y<3535–45>45
  7–10 y<2525–35>35
  11–14 y<1818–28>28
 Heart rate (beats/min)
  0–1 y<160160–170>170
  1–6 y<105105–115>115
  7–10 y<9090–100>100
  11–14 y<8080–90>90
 Hepatomegaly (liver edge from right costal margin)<2 cm2–3 cm>3 cm
  • * Modified From Ross,15 Reithmann et al,16 and Läer et al.17