The Blantyre Coma Scale was designed by Terrie Taylor and Malcolm Molyneux in 1987 and named after the Malawi city of Blantyre, the site of the Blantyre Malaria Project. The Blantyre Coma Scale is a modification of the Glasgow Pediatric Coma Scale, designed to assess malaria coma in children.
The score assigned by this Blantyre scale is a number from 0 to 5.
The score is determined by adding the results of three groups: best motor response, best verbal response, and eye movement.
The minimum score is 0 indicating a bad result, and the maximum is 5 for a good result.
Scores below 5 are considered abnormal.