The aim of this review is to carry out a quick excursus on the epidemiological and clinical aspect of oral and cervical lesions induced by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and on the way this virus is transmitted. HPV infection is transmitted above all through vaginal or anal sexual relations with partners carrying the virus. Also other types of sexual relations, such as oral sex, can be a vehicle of transmission, though much more rarely. In literature there is not enough data proving that oral-genital contact can really be a vehicle of transmission for human papillomavirus. It can be concluded, therefore, that evidences in further studies with a large sample group of patients who practise oral sex on HPV-positive subjects are necessaries.

SCARDINA GA, PISANO T, MESSINA P (2009). LESIONI ORALI E CERVICALI ASSOCIATE A PAPILLOMA VIRUS UMANO. RECENTI PROGRESSI IN MEDICINA, 100(5), 261-266 [10.1701/427.5085].

LESIONI ORALI E CERVICALI ASSOCIATE A PAPILLOMA VIRUS UMANO

SCARDINA, Giuseppe Alessandro;MESSINA, Pietro
2009-01-01

Abstract

The aim of this review is to carry out a quick excursus on the epidemiological and clinical aspect of oral and cervical lesions induced by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and on the way this virus is transmitted. HPV infection is transmitted above all through vaginal or anal sexual relations with partners carrying the virus. Also other types of sexual relations, such as oral sex, can be a vehicle of transmission, though much more rarely. In literature there is not enough data proving that oral-genital contact can really be a vehicle of transmission for human papillomavirus. It can be concluded, therefore, that evidences in further studies with a large sample group of patients who practise oral sex on HPV-positive subjects are necessaries.
2009
Settore MED/28 - Malattie Odontostomatologiche
http://www.recentiprogressi.it/index.php?archivio=yes&vol_id=427
SCARDINA GA, PISANO T, MESSINA P (2009). LESIONI ORALI E CERVICALI ASSOCIATE A PAPILLOMA VIRUS UMANO. RECENTI PROGRESSI IN MEDICINA, 100(5), 261-266 [10.1701/427.5085].
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