Neonatal encephalopathy

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Neonatal encephalopathy
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 P91.60
ICD-9 768.70

Neonatal encephalopathy (NE), also known as hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, is defined by signs and symptoms of abnormal neurological function in the first few days of life in an infant born at term.[1] It is commonly cause by birth asphyxia.[1]

In 2013 it was estimated to have resulted in 644,000 deaths down from 874,000 deaths in 1990.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Neonatal Encephalopathy". Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  2. ^ GBD 2013 Mortality and Causes of Death, Collaborators (17 December 2014). "Global, regional, and national age-sex specific all-cause and cause-specific mortality for 240 causes of death, 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013.". Lancet. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61682-2. PMID 25530442.