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Table 1 Sarnat and Sarnat Scoring System

From: Prevalence, severity and early outcomes of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy among newborns at a tertiary hospital, in northern Tanzania

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 2 3
Consciousness Hyper alert Lethargic Stuporous
Neuromuscular Normal Mild hypotonia Flaccid
Reflexes Weak > Normal Weak Absent
Pupils Dilated Constricted Variable
Heart rate Tachycardia Bradycardia Variable
Secretions Sparge Profuse Variable
GIT motility Normal Increased Variable
Convulsions None Common Common early less common later
Duration 24 h 2-14 days Weeks