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Table 2 Themes and sub-themes

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

Themes Sub-themes
Duration of antecedent signs and symptoms Long inception: More than 7 days
Moderate inception: 3–7 days
Short inception: 1–2 days
Stages of symptom severity Stage I. Lingering symptoms
Stage II. Progressive symptoms
Stage III. Unbearable symptoms
Types of diagnostic delay Patient-related delay
Primary care related delay
Hospital related delay