Answer to Question #16763 in Biochemistry for Joe
Three patients in a large hospital acquired infections of Burkholderia cepacia during their stay. All three patients received cryoprecipitate, which is prepared from blood that has been frozen in a standard transfer pack. The transfer pack is placed in a water bath to thaw. What is the probable origin of the nosocomial infections? What characteristics of Burkholderia would allow it to be involved in this type of infection?
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