publication . Article . 2011

human papilloma virus and oral infections an update

KL Kumaraswamy; M Vidhya;
Open Access
  • Published: 15 Jul 2011 Journal: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics, volume 7, page 120 (issn: 0973-1482, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Medknow
Human papilloma virus (HPV) is one of the most common virus groups affecting the skin and mucosal areas of the body in the world today. It is also a known fact that HPV causes many lesions in the oral cavity. The most common conditions induced by oral HPV infection are usually benign-like oral papillomas, oral condylomas, and focal epithelial hyperplasia. Oral HPV infection has been found to be associated with some cases of oropharyngeal cancer, but it is not the main risk factor for this kind of cancer. HPV is been proved to be the causative agent in causation of cervical cancers without doubt, but its role as a etiologic agent in causing oral cancers needs to ...
free text keywords: Oncology, Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging, General Medicine, HPV infection, medicine.disease, medicine, Immunology, Focal Epithelial Hyperplasia, Pathology, medicine.medical_specialty, Case-control study, Risk factor, Virus, business.industry, business, Cohort study, Cancer, Human papilloma virus
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