Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Pneumonia?

Michael Stuart Bronze, MD


February 16, 2016

Examination findings that may indicate a specific etiology for consideration are as follows:

  • Bradycardia may indicate a Legionella etiology;

  • Periodontal disease may suggest an anaerobic and/or polymicrobial infection;

  • Bullous myringitis may indicate M pneumoniae infection;

  • Physical evidence of risk for aspiration may include a decreased gag reflex; and

  • Cutaneous nodules, especially in the setting of central nervous system findings, may suggest Nocardia infection.

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