Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD)

A chronic lung disorder resulting in compromised respiratory function.

Etiology:

Changes in an infants lungs following severe respiratory distress in premature infants who have been treated with oxygen and mechanical ventilation.

 most common among children who were born prematurely, with low birthweights, and who received prolonged mechanical ventilation.

nutritional consequences can include feeding difficulties and  slow growth.

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