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Table 3 Patient experience of symptoms and family experience of signs r/t NSTI

From: Signs, symptoms and diagnosis of necrotizing fasciitis experienced by survivors and family: a qualitative Nordic multi-center study

Symptoms (reported by patient) Signs (reported by patient and family)
Pain (n = 20) Feeling of being unwell Chills or shivering Flu-like symptoms, aching body Nausea Decreased mobility Tired, fatigued, weak Abnormal thirst Feeling that something is very wrong Anxiety, fear, panic Difficulty breathing Dizzy or confused Apathy or listlessness High fever (n = 14) Local swelling (n = 13) Red or blue skin (n = 12) Vomiting or diarrhea (n = 9) Boil or abscess (n = 7) Chills or fever (n = 5) Rapid heart rate (n = 3) Local heat (n = 2)