Progressive increase of human papillomavirus carriage rates in potentially malignant and malignant oral disorders with increasing malignant potential.

@article{Szarka2009ProgressiveIO,
  title={Progressive increase of human papillomavirus carriage rates in potentially malignant and malignant oral disorders with increasing malignant potential.},
  author={Krisztina Szarka and Ildik{\'o} Tar and Enikő Feh{\'e}r and Tamas Gall and Andrea Kis and Etelka D T{\'o}th and R{\'o}bert Boda and Ildik{\'o} M{\'a}rton and Lajos Gergely},
  journal={Oral microbiology and immunology},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={314-8}
}
INTRODUCTION We investigated the potential role of human papillomaviruses (HPVs) in potentially malignant oral disorders, oral leukoplakia (OL) and oral lichen planus (OLP), and in oral squamous cell cancer (OSCC) in an Eastern Hungarian population with a high incidence of OSCC. METHODS Excised tumor samples (65 OSCC patients) and exfoliated cells from potentially malignant lesions (from 44 and 119 patients with OL and OLP, respectively) as well as from healthy controls (72 individuals) were… CONTINUE READING

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