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Does the pediatric intensivist treat bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

Generally, infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) are cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit.  If they require very prolonged hospitalization, they may be transferred to the pediatric ICU.  Since infants with BPD are prone to more severe symptoms when they acquire a respiratory infection, they often are readmitted to a PICU in the first two years of life.

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