View Full Version : Docs and the general public, please help me understand my scalp biopsy?

05-19-2015, 08:26 PM
So the scalp biopsy results came out

88% Terminal Hair
12% Velus Hair

Am I correct in assuming that this rules out MPB Minaturisation?
(Dr. Rassman says 20% and above velus hair is MPB)

So, anyone?

05-19-2015, 08:59 PM
Also does this mean, that I have had no recession or does it mean that even if i had recession, it stabilised?

05-20-2015, 03:40 AM
Anybody, please?

Rashid Rashid, MD, PhD
05-20-2015, 06:09 AM
You still need a lot of details. Normally you want 2x the ratio of terminal to vellus in a 4mm punch biopsy. More details in my chapter on emedicine http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1073559-workup#showall

05-20-2015, 09:17 AM
Vellus hair density - 26
Terminal hair density - 154

This is the only density information I can find doc. What say about this?

05-20-2015, 11:23 PM

05-21-2015, 03:23 AM
Pardon me for being Captain Obvious, but can you not just look in the mirror to see if you have recesssion?

05-21-2015, 06:02 AM
I am not able to figure it out, sir. My question is, even if I have had recession do my biopsy results show stabilisation or progression of such recession.