Wohlfahrtia


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Wohlfahrtia

(vōl-far'tē-ă),
A genus of larviparous dipterous fleshflies (family Sarcophagidae), of which some species' larvae feed in ulcerated surfaces and flesh wounds of humans and animals.
See also: wohlfahrtiosis.
[P. Wohlfahrt, Ger. medical writer, †1726]

Wohlfahrtia

/Wohl·fahr·tia/ (vōl-fahr´te-ah) a genus of flies. The larvae of W. magnif´ica produce wound myiasis; those of W. o´paca and W. vig´il cause cutaneous myiasis.

Wohlfahrtia

 A genus of flesh-eating flies (family Sarcophagidae) linked to myiasis

Wohlfahrt,

Peter, German medical writer, d. 1726.
Wohlfahrtia - a genus of larviparous dipterous flesh flies of which some species' larvae breed in ulcerated surfaces and flesh wounds of humans and animals.
Wohlfahrtia magnifica - widely distributed obligatory flesh fly whose tissue-destroying maggots invade wounds or head cavities of humans and domestic animals.
Wohlfahrtia nuba - a facultative flesh fly of Old World distribution, found in head wounds or cavities but not in dermal sores.
Wohlfahrtia opaca - Synonym(s): Wohlfahrtia vigil
Wohlfahrtia vigil - produces cutaneous myiasis in human infants in the northern U.S. and southern Canada by larvae that penetrate the skin and cause boillike lesions. Synonym(s): Wohlfahrtia opaca
wohlfahrtiosis - infection of humans and animals with larvae of flies of the genus Wohlfahrtia.

Wohlfahrtia

a genus of flesh flies in the family Sarcophagidae.

Wohlfahrtia magnifica, Wohlfahrtia meigini, Wohlfahrtia nuba, Wohlfahrtia vigil
deposit their larvae anywhere on the bodies of animals and cause tissue loss and some disfigurement.
References in periodicals archive ?
Human myiasis caused by Sarcophaga, Wohlfahrtia, Calliphora and Lucilia species play an important role (Kokcam and Saki, 2005).
A case of cutaneous myiasis caused by Wohlfahrtia magnifica.
a new gammaproteobacterium isolated from Wohlfahrtia magnifica (Diptera: Sarcophagidae).
Human urogenital myiasis caused by Lucilia sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae) and Wohlfahrtia magnifica (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) in Markazi Province of Iran.
cattle botflies) Sanguinivorous myiasis * Auchmeromia luteola (Congo floor maggot) Auricular myiasis * Wohlfahrtia spp.
isolated from the 1st and 2nd larval stage of Wohlfahrtia magnifica (Diptera: Sarcophagidae).
isolated from the 1st and 2nd larval stages of Wohlfahrtia magnifica (Diptera: Sarcophagidae).
This bacterium has been isolated from larvae of the fly Wohlfahrtia magnifica, a serious parasite of livestock in eastern Europe, the Mediterranean, and Central Asia (3), but this fly is not usually seen in the United Kingdom.
There are 3 clinical manifestations of myiasis: localized furuncular myiasis typically caused by Dermatobia hominis, Cordylobia anthropophaga, Wohlfahrtia vigil, and Cuterebra spp.
chitiniclastica is a recently described a-proteobacterium isolated from larvae of the parasitic fly Wohlfahrtia magnifica (3).
larvae, a gram-negative bacterium, has been grown from larvae of Wohlfahrtia magnifica, a fly species responsible for myiasis (7,8).
To the Editor: Schineria larvae has been isolated from maggots of the fly Wohlfahrtia magnifica (1), which cause myiasis in animals and people in Eurasia and northern Africa.