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]
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Wohlfahrtia

 A genus of flesh-eating flies (family Sarcophagidae) linked to myiasis
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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.
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Bilateral Aural Myiasis (Wohlfahrtia magnifica): A Case with Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media.
Human myiasis caused by Sarcophaga, Wohlfahrtia, Calliphora and Lucilia species play an important role (Kokcam and Saki, 2005).
nov., sp.nov., 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.
Human urogenital myiasis caused by Lucilia sericata (Diptera:Calliphoridae) and Wohlfahrtia magnifica (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) in Markazi province of Iran.
have been identified in only 4 species of flies in Asia and Europe (Wohlfahrtia magnifica, Chrysomya megacephala, Hemetia illucens, Musca domestica) (1-4), each representing a different fly family (Diptera: Sarcophagidae, Calliphoridae, Stratiomyidae, and Muscidae, respectively).
Human urogenital myiasis caused by Lucilia sericata (Diptera, Caliphoridae) and Wohlfahrtia magnifica (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) in Markazi Province of Iran.
Morphological and mitochondrial DNA characters for identification and phylogenetic analysis of the myiasis-causing flesh fly Wohlfahrtia magnifica and its relatives, with a description of Wohlfahrtia monegrosensis sp.
All 3 species have been isolated from larvae Wohlfahrtia magnifica flies (9), which are found in Europe, Asia, and North Africa and cause myiasis in several animal species but rarely in humans.