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FATES Score for Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy

Purpose:

To evaluate the risk of encephalopathy in the newborn secondary to hypoxia or ischemia.

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology
Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

P91.6

Description:

Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy can affect newborn infants and can be associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Based upon the clinical evaluation after the first week it is possible to assess the severity of the encephalopathy and to determine the likely prognosis. The acronym FATES (feeding, Apgar, tone, extubation, seizures) is used for a scoring system.

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