Thompson Scoring in HIE : Severity and Prognostic grading

Thompson Score 


Sign         

Score                  0                  1                                2                                     3
Tone              normal            hyper                           hypo                          flaccid
LOC                normal         hyper alert, stare       lethargic                        comatose
Fits                 none              < 3 per day                 > 2 per day
Posture         normal            fisting, cycling            strong distal flexion       decerebrate
Moro              normal          partial                        absent
Grasp             normal          poor                          absent
Suck              normal           poor                          absent ± bites
Respir            normal          hyperventilation         brief apnea                     IPPV (apnea)
Fontanel       normal            full, not tense               tense              

Date

Time
Tone
LOC
Fits
Posture
Moro
Grasp
Suck
Respir
Fontanell
TOTAL
 
Maximum Score = 22
Infants scoring 1–10 are considered to have
mild HIE, 11–14 have moderate HIE and
15–22 are considered to have severe HIE
Thompson CM, Puterman AS, Linley LL, Hann FM, van der Elst CW, Molteno CD, Malan AF. The value of a scoring system for hypoxic ischaemic encepha­lopathy in predicting neurodevelopmental outcome. Acta Paediatr 1997; 86: 757-61

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