AUC area under the curve
BAL bronchoalveolar lavage
CAP community-acquired pneumonia
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CRP C-reactive protein
CT computed tomography
ESBL extended-spectrum -lactamase
HAP hospital-acquired pneumonia
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
ICU intensive care unit
IFN interferon
IL interleukin
LRTI lower respiratory tract infection
MAC Mycobacterium avium complex
MDR multidrug-resistant
MIC minimum inhibitory concentration
MRSA methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
MSSA methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus
NTM nontuberculous mycobacteria
PCR polymerase chain reaction
PCT procalcitonin
RCT randomised controlled trial
TB tuberculosis
TNF tumour necrosis factor
VAP ventilator-associated pneumonia
XDR extensively drug-resistant
List of abbreviations
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