Westley Croup Score Calculator

Westley Croup Score measures croup severity in 3 month - 6 years old children with acute stridor, barking cough, hoarseness, and respiratory distress. The given Westley Croup score calculator is a simple pediatrics calculator that helps you to assess the severity of croup based on the patient symptoms. Measure the severity of croup that is often used to prognosticate the respiratory diseases that affect children mostly under the ages between 3 to 12 using this Westley Croup score calculator.

Westley Croup Score measures croup severity in 3 month - 6 years old children with acute stridor, barking cough, hoarseness, and respiratory distress. The given Westley Croup score calculator is a simple pediatrics calculator that helps you to assess the severity of croup based on the patient symptoms. Measure the severity of croup that is often used to prognosticate the respiratory diseases that affect children mostly under the ages between 3 to 12 using this Westley Croup score calculator.

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Westley Croup Score Interpretation
Mild [0 – 2 points]
Occasional barking cough;
No or mild suprasternal and/or intercostal retractions;
No or limited stridor at rest.

Moderate [3 – 5 points]
Little distress or agitation;
Frequent barking cough;
Suprasternal and sternal wall retraction at rest;
Easily audible stridor at rest.

Severe [ 6 – 11 points]
Significant distress and agitation;
Present barking cough;
Marked sternal wall retractions;
Prominent inspiratory and expiratory stridor.

Extremely severe - Impending respiratory failure [12 – 17 points]
Lethargy or decreased level of consciousness;
Frequent cases with dusky complexion without supplemental oxygen;
Barking cough (frequently non prominent);
Sternal wall retractions (may or may not be present);
Audible stridor while at rest (sometimes hard to hear).

This Westley croup severity score calculator evaluates the general state of consciousness of the patient, cyanosis signs, airway obstructions, chest wall retractions and inspiratory stridor.

Note :This statistics calculator is presented for your own personal use and is to be used as a guide only. Medical and other decisions should NOT be based on the results of this calculator. Although this calculator has been tested, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of its calculations or results.

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