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Do viral oral infections affect children differently than adults?

Some viral oral infections affect children differently than adults when it comes to symptoms. Children with some viral oral infections are more likely to have symptoms than adults. This is true in the case of infections caused by the herpes simplex virus as well as hand, foot, and mouth disease.

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