Papilloma on Tonsils Pictures - 6 Photos & Images
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.
The infection by tonsillar HPV has no early symptoms. When infected with high risk type then some symptoms are exhibited with time. This includes; sore throat, tonsils at the base of the tongue, warts in the mouth, jaw pains, numbness of the tongue,hoarseness that is persistent,troubles in swallowing and soft palate.
Based on scientific evidence, tonsillar HPV is predominantly acquired through sexual interaction with an infected individual.Cases of tonsillar HPV have been on the rise in the recent past and this has been linked to the increase in the rate of oral sexual behavior.The risk of infection and prevalence increases concurrently with lifetime sexual partners and also with any type of sexual behavior not only oral but also vaginal sex.