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What're the symptoms of bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

The symptoms of bronchopulmonary dysplasia include rapid breathing and bluish skin color. Babies who have had bronchopulmonary dysplasia are at greater risk for developing recurrent respiratory infections, such as pneumonia. Babies with bronchopulmonary dysplasia breathe rapidly and may have respiratory distress, with drawing in of the lower chest while breathing in and low levels of oxygen in the blood, causing a bluish discoloration of the skin (cyanosis), and show signs of respiratory distress including rapid, shallow breathing (tachypnea), sucked-in ribs and chest (retraction), cough. movement of the chest and stomach (abdomen) in the opposite direction with every breath (see-saw breathing), wheezing (a whistling sound when the baby breathes), "craning" the neck (raising or stretching the neck by using the neck muscles to push more air into the lungs), and repeated periods of "bluing" (cyanosis) due to the low amount of oxygen in the blood.

 

More information on bronchopulmonary dysplasia

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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