Bacteria in oral carcinogenesis

Review Article

Author Details : Chandra Shekhar Jha*, Rupam Sinha, Soumyabrata Sarkar, Suman Sen, Harshvardhan Jha

Volume : 4, Issue : 3, Year : 2018

Article Page : 164-167

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Cancer is a subject that has got enormous depth and we clinicians are still searching for the end point. The multi centric etiopathogenesis of cancer makes it a field of enormous research. Bacteria meanwhile have been seen to cause or acts as an aggravating stimuli in different cancers of the body including the oro-facial region. Bacteria induce carcinogenesis via chronic inflammation, directly or indirectly via interference, may be by metabolism of potentially carcinogenic substances like acetaldehyde causing mutagenesis. The routes are many but still needs lot of research. This review article deals with the basic knowledge of carcinogenesis caused by bacteria in oro-facial region.

Keywords: Multi centric, Interference, Acetaldehyde, Mutagenesis, Research.

How to cite : Jha C S, Sinha R, Sarkar S, Sen S, Jha H, Bacteria in oral carcinogenesis. J Oral Med Oral Surg Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2018;4(3):164-167

Copyright © 2018 by author(s) and J Oral Med Oral Surg Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (

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