Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD)

Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) can affect babies born prematurely, whose lungs have not developed fully in the womb. It’s sometimes called chronic lung disease of prematurity or chronic neonatal lung disease.

Last medically reviewed: September 2019. Due for review: September 2022

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