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Apgar Score

Purpose:

To evaluate a newborn infant using the 1 minute and 5 minute Apgar scores.

Specialty:

Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

P01, P02, P03

Description:

The Apgar scoring system is used to assess newborn infants for depression of cardiopulmonary and neurological function. Scoring is done at 1 and 5 minutes after birth.

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