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Q&A: What Is BPD?

What is BPD?
ByDr. Jennifer Gunter
OB-GYN
Updated
February 26, 2017
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BPD, or Bronchopulmonary dysplasia, is a type of lung condition seen in premature babies. It’s due to a combination of immature lungs and damage from oxygen and breathing equipment. Premature babies with BPD are more likely to have breathing problems if they contract a virus like RSV or the flu.

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