Patient Comments: Necrotizing Fasciitis - Signs and Symptoms

What were the signs and symptoms of necrotizing fasciitis in you or someone you know?

Comment from: jjenkins, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 21

In October 2012 I got necrotizing fasciitis from cutting my neck shaving. It attacked my heart and lungs and I came very close to death. I had to have muscle and tissue removed from shoulder and neck. In September 2013 I was going in to surgery to have my hip replaced and at the last minute the doctor saw a small red bump on my hip and was concerned and stopped surgery. The next day my neck started to swell with a lot of pain. The infection from 2012 had got in to the bone in neck and had to be removed. I still have to have hip surgery.

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Comment from: rockie, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 01

I got necrotizing fasciitis (NF) from shaving and maybe contaminated money. I had 7 surgeries and was in the hospital for a month. I have minor nerve damage in my legs from the surgeries but I'm lucky to be alive. You can't see my scars unless I'm in a bathing suit. They had to cut almost 7 pounds of me to remove the bacteria.

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