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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