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Table 1 Data points used in the different scoring systems discussed in this paper.

From: A new scoring system derived from base excess and platelet count at presentation predicts mortality in paediatric meningococcal sepsis

Data point PRISM GMSPS Rotterdam BEP
Base deficit   √ (> 8 mmol/L)
HCO3    
Platelets   
Potassium   
CRP    
Systolic BP √ (< 75 mmHg)   
Diastolic BP    
GCS √ (< 8)   
Heart rate    
Resp rate    
PaO2/FiO2    
PaCO2    
PT/PTT    
Bilirubin    
Calcium    
Glucose    
Pupil reaction    
Skin/rectal temp > 3 degrees    
Lack of meningism    
Parents opinion child is worse    
Ecchymoses    
  1. Paediatric risk of mortality (PRISM), Glasgow meningococcal septicaemia prognosis score (GMSPS), Rotterdam score and base rate and platelet count (BEP) score. CRP, C-reactive protein; BP, blood pressure; GCS, Glasgow coma score; PT, prothrombin time: PTT, partial thromboplastin time.