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It’s just canker sores, they come and go. I think in herpes the gingivostomatitis really only happens when you first get infected. After that you just get recurrent cold sores.
Herpes zoster is not the same as herpes simplex virus.
you would see dermatome rash in zoster
cf) Just in case someone wanted to know the causative organism of aphthous ulcers
:The precise cause of canker sores remains unclear, though researchers suspect that a combination of factors contributes to outbreaks, even in the same person.
Unlike cold sores, canker sores are not associated with herpes virus infections.
Herpes Zoster doesnt cause gingivostomatitis. Herpengina can cause vesicular lesion in mouth but happens to children in summer season by entero virus
I'm wondering if this could be a mild case of Behcet syndrome without genital involvement
It sure can be Behcet or Pemphigus if the q provides us with more info. Canker sores just come and go for years with unclear mechanism. Also herpes zoster is shingles by VZV, not HSV1.
Most pictures on google show herpangina being present on the hard palate/throat, while aphthous ulcers are commonly on the lower lip. I think his lack of genital lesions are pointing us away from herpangina.