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Scrofungulus
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Provoked by

An unknown magical bug

Scrofungulus is a wizarding illness. It is a contagious disease and is provoked by an unknown magical bug. The "Magical Bugs" section of St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries treats this disease.

Etymology

Scrofungulus could possibly be a mix between "scrofula" (the former name of tuberculous cervical lymphadenitis, a type of tuberculous that normally infects the neck), and "fungus". If so, then it is possible this disease is caused by a fungus that infects the neck region.

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