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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.


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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