Tonsillar HPV Infection and its Effects

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Human papilloma virus is a virus grouped under sexually transmitted viruses. The virus generally infects the genitals, however the HPV has also been reported to infect the throat leading to cases of tonsillar carcinoma or cancer of the throat. Tonsillar HPV therefore are HPV viruses that infects the throat.

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Can Tonsil Stones Cause Cancer?

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Tonsil stones are a fairly common condition, although they may not be easy to diagnose or understand. These stones have also been known as tonsilloliths and consist of mucus, dead cells, and other debris that can collect in the tonsils and then will condense into small, light-colored globes. Usually the stones are smaller than a pencil eraser and are coughed up periodically. The reason why food can collect in the tonsils is because of their basic function. Tonsils act as sentinels and are present at the back of the throat to protect the lungs and intestines from any bacteria or other materials, so it’s not unusual for food particles or bacteria to get stuck in them.
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