A human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is globally one of the most common causesof sexually transmitted infections of the mucous membranes (genital, anal and oral). Over thelast decade, an increasing number of young patients have been infected due to the changes insexual habits in the general population. The majority of the lesions are benign; however, substantialscientific evidence has suggested a role for the HPV family in the carcinogenesis of squamouscell carcinoma (SCC). It is proposed that dentists, in addition to ENT specialists, should applystandardized management protocols in order to construct a well-defined pathway in terms ofdiagnosis, which is based on a PCR diagnostic technique and the management of those lesions.
|Numero di pagine||4|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2021|