Summary of Acute pyelonephritis
Flashcards on Acute pyelonephritis
(White/Red) blood cell casts are a classic feature in acute pyelonephritis.
Questions on Acute pyelonephritis
A 45-year-old man comes to the emergency department with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. His wife says that he was getting dressed in his closet when his loaded handgun fell from the top shelf and unloaded one round when it struck the floor. His temperature is 37.2°C (99.1°F), pulse is 132/min, respirations are 22/min, and blood pressure is 65/45 mm Hg. The patient is non-responsive to verbal and painful stimuli. Physical examination shows that skin is clammy and cool to touch with dry mucous membranes. A bullet entrance wound is visible in the epigastric region. Diffuse ecchymosis and distention of the abdomen are also present. A Foley catheter is placed and dark brown urine accumulates in the collection bag. Which type of renal cast is most likely to be seen on urinalysis?