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MÆDICA - a Journal of Clinical Medicine | Vol. 8, nr. 4, 2013

ISSN 1841-9038  |  e-ISSN 2069-6116
ISSN-L 1841-9038
CNCSIS - CMR - B+

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Oral Human Papillomavirus Infection: New Challenges for a New Era?

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Dr Kreimer and colleagues (1) in their interesting cohort study assessed epidemiological patterns of oral HPV infection among healthy men in Brazil, Mexico, and USA. A new oral oncogenic HPV infection was more likely to occur in men reporting current or former smoking habit as well as in those who were single, divorced or widowed (1).

Similarly, in a US population based study among men and women, current smoking status and heavy alcohol drinking were found to be independently associated with increased prevalence of oral HPV (2).

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