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A 31-year-old male asked:

Can covid tests cause cerebrospinal leak?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
COVID 19 testing: Testing via nasal swab should not lead to cerebrospinal leak.
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Last updated Dec 28, 2020

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