curb65

CURB 65 - Prediction of Severity of Community Acquired Pnuemonia

C - New onset Confusion

UUrea > 7mmol/l

Respiratory Rate > 30 breaths per min

BBlood Pressure less than 90/60

65  - Age over 65

Each positive finding is worth one point, up to a max of 5 points. At 5 points the 30 day mortality is 60%

The X-ray shows an area of increased opacity in the right lung field consistent with the appearance of consolidation due to pneumonia.