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Table 1 Clinical severity score characteristics

From: The metabolic phenotype of rodent sepsis: cause for concern?

Characteristic Scoring range
Hunched 0-1
Bloated 0-1
Conjunctival injection/mucky eyes 0-1
Piloerection (rats only) 0-1
Lack of movement 0-2
Lack of alertness 0-2
  1. Scoring denotes absence (0), presence (1) or marked presence (2). Total score of 0 to 3 denotes mild sepsis and ≥4 severe sepsis.