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How is bronchopulmonary dysplasia diagnosed?

The diagnosis of bronchopulmonary dysplasia is made in the premature newborn who has received ventilation for a prolonged time and who has signs of respiratory distress and a prolonged need for supplemental oxygen. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia is diagnosed through a chest x-ray, which reveals inflamed lung tissue, and arterial blood gas, a test that measures the concentrations of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the arterial blood. Low levels of oxygen and high levels of carbon dioxide show that the lungs are not functioning well.

 

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What is bronchopulmonary dysplasia? - Bronchopulmonary dysplasia is a condition that may develop in some preterm infants. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia occurs most often in premature newborns.
What causes bronchopulmonary dysplasia? - Bronchopulmonary dysplasia occurs in severely ill infants who have received high concentrations of oxygen for long periods of time.
What're the symptoms of bronchopulmonary dysplasia? - The symptoms of bronchopulmonary dysplasia include rapid breathing and bluish skin color.
How is bronchopulmonary dysplasia diagnosed? - The diagnosis of bronchopulmonary dysplasia is made in the premature newborn who has received ventilation for a prolonged time.
What's the treatment for bronchopulmonary dysplasia? - Treatment of bronchopulmonary dysplasia depends on the severity of symptoms. Good nutrition is very important.
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