Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Evaluation

Evaluation of bronchopulmonary dysplasia begins with a history and physical examination.

The diagnosis of bronchopulmonary dysplasia is based on:

  • Infant requires oxygen from a ventilator for at least three days during the first two weeks of life.
  • Breathing problems beyond 28 days of age.
  • The need for supplemental oxygen at 28 days of age.

Physical findings in infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia may include:

The diagnosis of bronchopulmonary dysplasia is usually confirmed by testing.

Tests that may be used to evaluate bronchopulmonary dysplasia include:

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Last Updated: Dec 2, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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