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COVID-19 Test Caused Man's Nine-Month-Long Brain Fluid Leak

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A man's persistently runny nose following a COVID-19 test wasn't caused by allergies as he suspected, but rather cerebrospinal fluid leaking from his brain, according to a new report.

The man, who lives in the Czech Republic, received a COVID-19 nasal swab test in March 2020 after he had contact with a person infected with COVID-19, according to the report, published Thursday (Sept. 9) in the journal JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. The man's test was negative, but afterward, he experienced a runny nose from just his right nostril. This symptom, which the ...