A 31-year-old male asked:
Can covid tests cause cerebrospinal leak?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 24 years experience
No: Covid test swabs are inserted through the nares, into to back area called the nasopharynx where the nose meets the back of the throat. There is no connection with the brain and there are multiple tough membranes between the nasopharynx and the brain.
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
COVID 19 testing: Testing via nasal swab should not lead to cerebrospinal leak.
16 viewsReviewed Dec 28, 2020
Last updated Dec 28, 2020
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