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Tonsilar carcinoma - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   I have a quick oncological question
Doctor :   ok
User :   how does tonsilar carcinoma present due to possible HPV infection?
Doctor :   proceed with your query

Doctor :   provide your age, gender
User :   in a 23 female patient that's had uterine adenocarcinoma, she's had what appears to be exudate on her tonsils, but no associated soreness
User :   been treated with Levaquin, Ceftin, and 3rd gen Cephalosporin so far
User :   its' been 3 weeks
User :   exudate is continuing to grow. IS oral HPV possible in this case?
Doctor :   yes, human papailloma virus infection will lead to tonsillar carcinoma
User :   what are other presenting symptoms?
Doctor :   pain, difficulty in swalloing, swelling of tonsils, weight loss
Doctor :   since this virus can alos cause cervical cancers, uterine cancers

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