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What is the difference between these two: herpangina and herpes vagina?

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Dr. Lee Ann Roberts answered

Specializes in Gynecology

Different virus: Herpangina is usually a childhood infection and is caused by a cocksackie virus, producing sores in the mouth. For the other you may be referring to herpes vaginalis, which would be genital herpes in the female. This infection is caused by herpes simplex types i & ii, and the blisters (progessing to open "sores") occur just outside the vaginal opening and elsewhere on the vulva.

Answered 9/28/2016

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