Lichen planopilaris (LPP)
is an inflammatory condition that causes patchy hair loss, mainly on the scalp. It is a form of lichen planus and most often affects women in young adulthood. The cause of lichen planopilaris is unknown.
There are 3 types of LPP, including:
- classic LPP,
- frontal fibrosing alopecia,
- Lassueur Graham-Little Piccardi syndrome.
Symptoms may include:
- patches of hair loss,
- scaling and redness around hair follicles,
- pain, burning, tenderness, or itching on the scalp
- tiny, red pimples (papules) around clusters of hairs
In rare cases, blistering occurs.
There is yet no cure for lichen planopilaris. Treatments for the condition depends on:
- how severe the condition is
- how quickly the condition progresses.
If you have any sympomts or problems of LPP, please ask your doctor for help.
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