• Paul A. Farber
  • Arthur S. Miller
Part of the Clinical Topics in Infectious Disease book series (CLIN.TOP.INFECT)


The oral cavity supports one of the most complex and varied microbial floras of any body site, with well over 200 bacterial species represented (29). Yet this environment is relatively resistant to most infectious agents, a fact that denotes the importance of normal host resistance in maintenance of the disease-free state. The mechanisms that prevent infection of the oral cavity are varied and are listed in Table 8.1.


Oral Cavity Herpes Zoster Soft Palate Buccal Mucosa Oral Lesion 
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