Herpes simplex and human papilloma virus coinfections in oral mucosa of men-A 6-year follow-up study.

@article{Mki2018HerpesSA,
  title={Herpes simplex and human papilloma virus coinfections in oral mucosa of men-A 6-year follow-up study.},
  author={Johanna M{\"a}ki and Henrik Paavilainen and Katja Kero and Veijo Hukkanen and Stina M Syrj{\"a}nen},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={2018},
  volume={90 3},
  pages={564-570}
}
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) establishes latency in neurons and recurrent infections in oral mucosa. This prospective study analyzes HSV prevalence in oral mucosal brush samples from men with known human papillomavirus (HPV) status. We hypothesized that HSV-1-infection could facilitate HPV persistence as a cofactor. This study was a part of the Finnish Family HPV study accomplished at the University of Turku/Turku University Hospital, Finland. A total of 139 men (mean age 28.6 ± 4.9 years) were… CONTINUE READING

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