Bronchopulmonary dysplasia

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BPD Diagnostic Criteria [1]

aka Neonatal Chronic Lung Disease

Complication seen in premature infants secondary to mechanical ventilation and oxygen toxicity. Radiographic findings include coarse lung markings, bubble like lucencies and asymetric aeration.

Defined as:

  • O2 requirement at 28 postnatal days
  • O2 requirement at 36 weeks postmenstrual age
  • See tabe for diagnostic criteria


  1. Jobe, AH, Bancalari, E. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2001; 163:1723. Copyright ©2001 American Thoracic Society.

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