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What are the symptoms of warts caused by HPV in the mouth?
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Perineal warts are
Caused by hpv 16, 18.
No oral/pharyngeal warts, but oropharyngeal cancers. Infection seems relatively innocuous, it's the long term risk. There is not a clinical test to discern pharyngeal incorporation into dna...That would require biopsy. The p-16 protein may be detectable, but may not be specific for hpv.

In brief: Perineal warts are
Caused by hpv 16, 18.
No oral/pharyngeal warts, but oropharyngeal cancers. Infection seems relatively innocuous, it's the long term risk. There is not a clinical test to discern pharyngeal incorporation into dna...That would require biopsy. The p-16 protein may be detectable, but may not be specific for hpv.
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