white blood cell cast


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white blood cell cast

a urinary cast composed of polymorphonuclear leukocytes, characteristic of tubulointerstitial disease, especially pyelonephritis.
Synonym(s): white cell cast

white blood cell cast

a hyaline cast that contains white blood cells, such as in tubulointerstitial nephritis, pyelonephritis, or glomerulonephritis. Also called leukocyte cast.
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WHITE BLOOD CELL CAST: (Orig. mag. ×400)

white blood cell cast

A leukocyte cast found in urine in acute pyelonephritis, interstitial nephritis, and at times, glomerulonephritis.
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See also: cast