Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

BPD is a chronic condition which results from damage to an infants lungs, usually caused by mechanical ventilation and long-term use of oxygen. Over inflation of the alveoli can lead to inflammation causing damage to the tissues of the airway, the alveoli sacs and the surrounding blood vessels.

Symptoms can include laboured breathing, prolonged need for oxygen, more lung infections, and feeding difficulties.