ARDS acute respiratory distress syndrome
ARI acute respiratory infection
BOOP bronchiolitis obliterans organising pneumonia
CMV cytomegalovirus
COP cryptogenic organising pneumonia
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CoV coronavirus
ICU intensive care unit
IFN interferon
Ig immunoglobulin
IL interleukin
ILI influenza-like illness
MCP monocyte chemoattractant protein
MERS Middle East respiratory syndrome
RCT randomised controlled trial
RSV respiratory syncytial virus
RT-PCR reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction
SARI severe acute respiratory infection
SARS severe acute respiratory syndrome
TLR Toll-like receptors
TNF tumour necrosis factor
List of abbreviations
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