TABLE 1.

Clinical Definitions

Impaired consciousnessBlantyre coma scale <4 up to 9 mo and <5 at ≥9 mo
Blantyre coma scale9
Eyes: 1 = watches/follows, 0 = none Cry: 2 = normal, 1 = moan/weak, 0 = none
Motor: 2 = localizes stimulus, 1 = withdraws, 0 = other/none
Febrile convulsions age range6 mo to 6 y
Central—peripheral temperature gradientA subjective impression of a difference in skin temperature between the trunk and the distal limbs
Partial seizuresSeizures involving 1 side of the body, which may or may not become generalized
TachypneaBreaths per minute: >50 up to 1 y and >40 above 1 y
Diarrhea≥3 loose stools in 24 h
Vomiting≥3 episodes in 24 h