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Are throat disorders similar in adults and children?

Throat disorders are basically similar in adults and children. However, different ages are affected by different diseases. Children are more likely to get common throat infections like the common cold. Throat diseases caused by sexually transmitted diseases, like gonorrhea, are more likely to occur in adults. Older people, meanwhile, get throat cancer more than other age groups.

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