What is Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
- What It Is
- Risk Factors
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Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Definition
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a chronic lung disease that mainly affects infants born prematurely. Babies with BPD have trouble breathing because their lungs do not work properly. The condition usually develops during the first four weeks after birth.
Most babies who get BPD recover, but this is a serious condition that requires care from your doctor.
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