Prevalence of salivary Epstein-Barr virus in potentially malignant oral disorders and oral squamous cell carcinoma

L Bagan, MD Ocete-Monchon, M Leopoldo-Rodado, J Murillo-Cortes, J Diaz-Fernandez, R Medina-Gonzalez, C Gimeno-Cardona, J Bagan
2016 Medicina Oral  
To analyze the presence of salivary Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNA in oral squamous cell carcinoma and potentially malignant oral disorders. Material and Methods: Three groups were studied: Group 1 (12 oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCC)), Group 2 (12 potentially malignant oral disorders (PMD)) and Group 3 (47 healthy controls). EBV DNA salivary analysis was performed by PCR. Results: The highest percentage of positive salivary EBV DNA corresponded to the OSCC group (58.3%), followed by the PMD
more » ... ollowed by the PMD group (41.7%) and the controls (40.4%). The differences between groups were not statistically significant, however (p>0.05). Conclusions: Salivary EBV DNA was more prevalent in OSCC than in PMD or the controls.
doi:10.4317/medoral.20785 fatcat:meiu3kk7tzfo3cke6fiztdfnce