Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD): Tests
About the Diagnosis of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)
Infants who are born early – usually more than 10 weeks before their due dates – and still need by the time they reach their original due dates are diagnosed with (BPD).
BPD can be mild, moderate, or severe. The diagnosis depends on how much extra a baby needs at the time of his or her original due date. It also depends on how long the baby needs oxygen .
To help confirm a diagnosis of BPD, doctors may recommend tests, such as:A x ray. A x ray takes pictures of the structures inside the , such as the and . In severe cases of BPD, this test may show large areas of air and signs that the are inflamed or infected. A x ray also can detect problems such as a and show whether the are developing normally. . can show whether an infant has enough in his or…