The importance of the dentistry professionals participation in the coping strategies with the human papillomavirus (HPV) infection

Authors

  • Luiz Carlos Moreira
  • Andrea Braga Moleri
  • Darlynne Fugueira Marques da Cruz
  • Wirys dos Reis Oliveira

Abstract

Epidemiological studies have shown that infection by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is characterized as pandemic. Therefore, it constitutes a serious public health problem(1). HPV does not observe cultural, social or economic rules, unlike certain infections that affect the economically disadvantaged countries, challenging the best health systems. The HPV oncogenic activity is responsible for 28% of all types of cancer associated with infections in the world. Studies in Brazil indicate that HPV, as a persistent infection, is responsible for almost all cervical cancers and numerous other malignancies in different organic sites as vulva, vagina, anus, penis and oropharynx. In Brazil, the oropharyngeal carcinomas associated with this virus represent 72%. In the United States, in Australia and in Northern Europe, the percentage corresponds to 50% of all cases(2,3).

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Author Biographies

Luiz Carlos Moreira

Professor of Oral Diagnosis retired of the Dentistry School – Universidade Federal Fluminense, Coordinator of the Stomatology Clinic – Universidade do Grande Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Andrea Braga Moleri

Professor of Semiology – Universidade do Grande Rio, scholarship guidance counselor, Professor of Oral Diagnosis at Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói. Brazil.

Darlynne Fugueira Marques da Cruz

Dentistry university student and trainee of the Stomatology Clinic program – Universidade do Grande Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Wirys dos Reis Oliveira

Dentistry university student and trainee of the Stomatology Clinic program – Universidade do Grande Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Published

2018-10-04

How to Cite

Moreira, L. C., Moleri, A. B., Cruz, D. F. M. da, & Oliveira, W. dos R. (2018). The importance of the dentistry professionals participation in the coping strategies with the human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Brazilian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 30(3), 79–81. Retrieved from https://bjstd.org/revista/article/view/834

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Editorial