Medical Definition of Wohlfahrtia

1. A genus of larviparous dipterous fleshflies (family Sarcophagidae), of which some species' larvae breed in ulcerated surfaces and flesh wounds of humans and animals. Important species include Wohlfahrtia magnifica, a widely distributed obligatory fleshfly whose tissue-destroying maggots invade wounds or head cavities of domestic animals and humans; Wohlfahrtia nuba, a facultative fleshfly of Old World distribution, also found in head wounds or head cavities but not in dermal sores; and Wohlfahrtia vigil (Wohlfahrtia opaca), which produces cutaneous myiasis in human infants in the northern U.S. And southern Canada by larvae that penetrate the skin and cause infected, boil-like, or furuncular lesions; mink and fox pups in fur farms, and probably rabbits and rodents, are attacked by this species. Origin: P. Wohlfahrt, Ger. Medical writer, +1726 (05 Mar 2000)



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