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1

Red cast

Glomerulonephritis, malignant hypertension

2

WBC cast

Tubulointerstitial inflammation, acute pyelonephritis, transplant rejection

3

Fatty casts "oval fat bodies"

Nephrotic syndrome

4

Granular "Muddy brown" casts

Acute tubular necrosis (usually due to hypotension -- cariogenic shock)

5

Waxy casts

End stage renal disease/ chronic renal failure

6

Hyaline casts

nonspecific, can be normal finding, often seen in concentrated samples of urine