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EuroPneumo Special Issue / pneumonia 2015 Oct 21;7:I–72

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Commonly used Abbreviations and Acronyms

BALF

BLAST

CFU

CI

COPD

CPS

CSF

CST

EMSA

ICP-MS

ICU

IPD

KC

MALDI-TOF

MALDI-TOF/MS

MDM

MIC

MLSA

MLST

MOI

MST

PCR

PCV

PCV7

PCV10

PCV13

qPCR

qRT-PCR

ROS

RT-PCR

SMC

SNP

ST

TCS

VT

WGS

WHO

WT

Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid

Basic Local Alignment Search Tool

Colony forming units

Confidence interval

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Capsule polysaccharide synthesis

Cerebrospinal fluid

Capsule sequence typing

Electrophoretic mobility shift assay

Inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy

Intensive care unit

Invasive pneumococcal disease

Killer cells

Matrix assisted laser desorption ionisation – time-of-flight

Matrix assisted laser desorption ionisation – time-of-flight/mass spectrometry

Monocyte derived macrophages

Minimum inhibitory concentrations

Multi-locus sequence analysis

Multi-locus sequence typing

Multiplicity of infection

Microscale thermophoresis

Polymerase chain reaction

Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine

7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine

10-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine

13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine

Quantitative polymerase chain reaction

Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction

Reductive oxygen species

Real-time polymerase chain reaction

Small marker chromosome

Single nucleotide polymorphisms

Sequence type

Two-component regulatory systems

Vaccine type

Whole genome sequence

World Health Organization

Wild type

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