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Do you know are canker sores related to herpes simplex type 1?

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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not related

Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex type 1 virus.
Canker sore cause is not well understood, but not beleived to be viral in origin.

In brief: Not related

Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex type 1 virus.
Canker sore cause is not well understood, but not beleived to be viral in origin.
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