Friday, June 10, 2011

5 Grades of SAH (Subarachnoid Hemorrhage)Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) implies the presence of blood within the subarachnoid space from some pathologic process (traumatic and nontraumatic hemorrhages).

Grade I - Mild headache with or without meningeal irritation

Grade II - Severe headache but nonfocal examination, with or without mydriasis

Grade III - Mild alteration in neurologic examination, including mental status

Grade IV - Obviously depressed level of consciousness or focal deficit

Grade V - Patient either posturing or comatose

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