Pyuria


- WBCs Normal: 0-4/HPF 
- WBC casts: Norm: none: per HPF 
- Discussion: 
- Leukocytes may come from anywhere in the urinary tract; 
- White cell casts indicate Renal parenchymal disease; 
- Pyelonephritis 
- Acute Glomerulonephritis 
- Intersitial inflammation of the kidney 
- It may be difficult to distinguish white cell casts from granular



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 3:26 pm