Saudi Journal of Emergency Medicine

Case Report
SJEMed. 2022; 3(1): 107-109

Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea post COVID-19 nasopharyngeal swab: a case report

Authors: Sabrina Berdouk, Suhailah AlHefeiti.

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Abstract

Background: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea is a potentially life-threatening condition and it is a rare emergency presentation. Most cases have been related to head trauma. However, CSF leak post COVID swab has been rarely reported. Case Presentation: We report a 10-year-old male, who presented to emergency department complaining of unilateral clear watery nasal discharge for 14 days, the discharge started after COVID-19 nasopharyngeal swab. The patient was a known case of Malpuech-Michels-Mingarelli-Carnevale syndrome and had undergone surgical repair for cleft lip and cleft palate. From the history and physical examination, CSF rhinorrhea was highly suspected and nasal endoscopy confirmed the diagnosis of cribriform defect on the left side. The patient underwent surgical repair and the symptoms resolved after the surgery. Conclusion: COVID-19 nasopharyngeal swab can cause potential life-threatening complications and one should consider the contraindications and the alternative methods available to detect COVID-19 to minimize the potential risks.

Keywords:   Covid-19, rhinorrhea, CSF leak, Swab, PCR


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Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea post COVID-19 nasopharyngeal swab: a case report


Authors
Sabrina Berdouk
Department of Emergency Medicine, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, UAE
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Suhailah AlHefeiti
Department of Emergency Medicine, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, UAE.
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Correspondence to:
. Sabrina Berdouk, Department of Emergency Medicine, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, UAE.; sabrinaberdouk@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 25 Oct 2021
Revised 13 Dec 2021
Accepted 20 Jan 2022
Published online 22 Feb 2022
Published in print 07 Mar 2022

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Pubmed Style

Berdouk S, AlHefeiti S. Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea post COVID-19 nasopharyngeal swab: a case report. SJEMed. 2022; 3(1): 107-109. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1635144216


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Berdouk S, AlHefeiti S. Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea post COVID-19 nasopharyngeal swab: a case report. https://www.sjemed.com/?mno=135488 [Access: July 02, 2022]. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1635144216


AMA (American Medical Association) Style

Berdouk S, AlHefeiti S. Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea post COVID-19 nasopharyngeal swab: a case report. SJEMed. 2022; 3(1): 107-109. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1635144216


Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Berdouk S, AlHefeiti S. Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea post COVID-19 nasopharyngeal swab: a case report. SJEMed. (2022), [cited July 02, 2022]; 3(1): 107-109. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1635144216


Harvard Style

Berdouk, S. & AlHefeiti, . S. (2022) Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea post COVID-19 nasopharyngeal swab: a case report. SJEMed, 3 (1), 107-109. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1635144216


Turabian Style

Berdouk, Sabrina, and Suhailah AlHefeiti. 2022. Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea post COVID-19 nasopharyngeal swab: a case report. Saudi Journal of Emergency Medicine, 3 (1), 107-109. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1635144216


Chicago Style

Berdouk, Sabrina, and Suhailah AlHefeiti. "Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea post COVID-19 nasopharyngeal swab: a case report." Saudi Journal of Emergency Medicine 3 (2022), 107-109. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1635144216


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Berdouk, Sabrina, and Suhailah AlHefeiti. "Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea post COVID-19 nasopharyngeal swab: a case report." Saudi Journal of Emergency Medicine 3.1 (2022), 107-109. Print. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1635144216


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Berdouk, S. & AlHefeiti, . S. (2022) Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea post COVID-19 nasopharyngeal swab: a case report. Saudi Journal of Emergency Medicine, 3 (1), 107-109. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1635144216


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