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Hunt-Hess scale - Subarachnoid hemorrhage

This scale is used to classify the severity of non-traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage.
It includes :

1- Asymptomatic, mild headache, slight or no neck rigidity.
2- Moderate to severe headache, neck rigidity, no neurologic deficit other than cranial nerve palsy.
3- Drowsiness, confusion, mild focal neurologic deficit.
4- Stupor, moderate to severe deficit, hemiparesis.
5- Coma, decerebrate posturing.

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