BPD (Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia) / CLD (Chronic Lung Disease)
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) or Chronic Lung Disease (CLD) is a lung condition caused by airway inflammation. It affects infants who were on a ventilator for long periods of time, and can cause difficulty breathing and low blood oxygen levels. BPD/CLD affects as many as 62% of babies born before 26 weeks, but only 3% of those born between 30 and 32 weeks. Infants with BPD/CLD may need extra oxygen until the condition subsides.