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Does aphthous stomatitis affect children the same as adults?

Aphthous stomatitis (canker sore) affects children the same as adults. Both will develop the painful small ulcers on the soft tissues of the mouth. A person who is prone to canker sores usually has a first outbreak sometime between the ages of 10 and 20.

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