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Is bronchopulmonary dysplasia genetic?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not usualy
Not usually. Etiology of bpd or chronic lung disease is usually immature lung or infection with subsequent changes due to therapy with oxygen and ventilatory pressures.

In brief: Not usualy
Not usually. Etiology of bpd or chronic lung disease is usually immature lung or infection with subsequent changes due to therapy with oxygen and ventilatory pressures.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Raja Nandyal
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
A very good question.
It needs to be proven by research which is happening right now. Based on personal experience, just like many other problems, i believe that genetics plays a significant role in bpd (my personal bias).

In brief: Yes
A very good question.
It needs to be proven by research which is happening right now. Based on personal experience, just like many other problems, i believe that genetics plays a significant role in bpd (my personal bias).
Dr. Raja Nandyal
Dr. Raja Nandyal
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
In brief: No evidence
At this time much research is going on to find a genetic link to bronchopulmonary dysplasia.
However, to date, no link has been found.

In brief: No evidence
At this time much research is going on to find a genetic link to bronchopulmonary dysplasia.
However, to date, no link has been found.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. James Cummings
Pediatrics - Neonatology
In brief: Yes
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia is considered a multifactorial disorder, in which genetics may play some role.
Studies show an increased incidence in individuals with certain tissue antigen subtypes, but there is currently no commercially available test to predict the risk of bpd. Prematurity, acute lung disease, maternal/neonatalinfection, and poor nutrition are major risk factors.

In brief: Yes
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia is considered a multifactorial disorder, in which genetics may play some role.
Studies show an increased incidence in individuals with certain tissue antigen subtypes, but there is currently no commercially available test to predict the risk of bpd. Prematurity, acute lung disease, maternal/neonatalinfection, and poor nutrition are major risk factors.
Dr. James Cummings
Dr. James Cummings
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