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what's the difference between metaplasia and dysplasia?

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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Benign vs precancer: Metaplasia (on the cervix) is simply cell changes that are not typical for that area. It is not considered dangerous or pre-malignant so nothing is usually done. Dysplasia, on the other hand, is a pre-cancerous change. Dysplasia can be mild or severe and usually requires surveillance or treatment. I hope that helps.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Is there a good natural therapy for bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

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Dr. Raja Nandyal
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Not really: Vit a rx in the neonatal ICU might help to decrease the chance and severity of bpd, if started within a few days. High dose caffeine is known to decrease bpd, when compared to low dose. But, after discharge from nicu, there is no magical cure except for optimal titration of o2, diuretics, balanced nutrition and immunization (rsv and flu), which help the long term outcome. No exposure to smoking.
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What is the long-term consequences of having bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

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Dr. Andrew Nordine
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Several: Long-term consequences of bpd and its associated treatments may include growth restriction, low oxygen levels, high carbon dioxide levels, high blood pressures in the lungs and body, abnormal neurodevelopment, impairment of vision and hearing, and left ventricular hypertrophy (a cardiac condition). It is therefore critical that infants with bpd have close coordinated follow-up.
A 60-year-old member asked:

How does a person get fibrous dysplasia?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Fibrous dysplasia: Fd is not hereditary. We did not get fd from our parents and we cannot pass it on to our children. Fd is caused by a mutation that occurs sometime during development of a baby while it is still in the mother's uterus. If the mutation occurs early in development, many tissues may be affected. If it occurs late in development, very few tissues may have the mutation.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

Describe the features of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (b.P.D.).?

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Dr. Edward Evans
Neonatology 18 years experience
Oxygen dependency: Bpd is a disease of the lungs of premature babies. Specific definitions vary, however is is generally defined as oxygen need at about one month of age. It typically results from long term mechanical ventilation in premies. The lungs continue to grow for he first few years of life and many outgrow the condition.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What are the effects of bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Low oxygen levels: Premature babies who suffer rds may later develop bpd. I assume this is what you reference. This scarring of the lungs causes decrease in oxygen in the blood due to poor oxygen transport in the lungs. These children often have to have nasal oxygen supplements and are at high risk for asthma symptoms and pneumonia.

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