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Prevalence of Human Papilloma Virus in the Oral Cavity of a Mexican Sample

This paper, whose main objective was to assess HPV prevalence in oral mucosa of Mexicans attending in a teaching clinic, shows a high prevalence (35.4%) of HPV in Mexican population, principally in males who smoke marijuana or have oral sex.


Objective: To assess the prevalence of oral HPV in a Mexican sample and to establish their possible association to socio-demographical characteristics, habits and/or sexual behavior.

22 Aug, 2016
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e-Published: 07 Sep, 2016


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