Pronounced: Brong-ko-PUL-mo-ner-ee Dis-PLAY-se-ahEn Español (Spanish Version)
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is abnormal development of the lungs in infants. It is considered a chronic lung disease. BPD can make it difficult for the infant to breathe. The condition usually develops in the first four weeks after birth.
BPD occurs most often in infants that were born early with immature lungs. Most babies who get BPD recover. However, this is a serious condition that needs care from your doctor.
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Last reviewedSeptember 2013by Kari Kassir, MD
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