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Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia


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Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a chronic lung disease. It mostly affects babies who are born too early. About 40 percent of babies born at or below 28 weeks gestation (normal is 40 weeks) develop BPD. Babies with this condition need oxygen or assisted ventilation (help breathing).

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