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What is Bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

What is Bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia: A rare form of infant lung disease that usually occurs as a complication of ventilator use in premature babies.
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia: chronic lung disease of infants, possibly related to oxygen toxicity or barotrauma, characterized by bronchiolar metaplasia and interstitial fibrosis.
    Source - Diseases Database

Bronchopulmonary dysplasia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Bronchopulmonary dysplasia, or a subtype of Bronchopulmonary dysplasia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Bronchopulmonary dysplasia as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Bronchopulmonary dysplasia: Introduction

Types of Bronchopulmonary dysplasia:

Broader types of Bronchopulmonary dysplasia:

How many people get Bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

Incidence (annual) of Bronchopulmonary dysplasia: 5,000 to 10,000 new cases
Incidence Rate of Bronchopulmonary dysplasia: approx 1 in 54,400 or 0.00% or 5,000 people in USA [about data]

Who gets Bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

Patient Profile for Bronchopulmonary dysplasia: Newborns. Symptoms usually within 4 weeks or birth.

How serious is Bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

Complications of Bronchopulmonary dysplasia: see complications of Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
Deaths for Bronchopulmonary dysplasia: 335 deaths (NHLBI 1999)

What causes Bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

Causes of Bronchopulmonary dysplasia: see causes of Bronchopulmonary dysplasia

What are the symptoms of Bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

Symptoms of Bronchopulmonary dysplasia: see symptoms of Bronchopulmonary dysplasia

Complications of Bronchopulmonary dysplasia: see complications of Bronchopulmonary dysplasia

Duration of Bronchopulmonary dysplasia: Average hospital stay of 120 days.

Bronchopulmonary dysplasia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Bronchopulmonary dysplasia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Bronchopulmonary dysplasia.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Bronchopulmonary dysplasia: Neonatologists ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Bronchopulmonary dysplasia.
Treatments for Bronchopulmonary dysplasia: see treatments for Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
Prevention of Bronchopulmonary dysplasia: see prevention of Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
Research for Bronchopulmonary dysplasia: see research for Bronchopulmonary dysplasia

Organs Affected by Bronchopulmonary dysplasia:

Organs and body systems related to Bronchopulmonary dysplasia include:

Name and Aliases of Bronchopulmonary dysplasia

Main name of condition: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia

Other names or spellings for Bronchopulmonary dysplasia:


Chronic lung disease of prematurity Source - Diseases Database

Bronchopulmonary dysplasia: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Bronchopulmonary dysplasia:


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