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Individuals diagnosed with Lichen Planopilaris would have patchy permanent hair loss on the scalp. Itching, pain, tenderness, discomfort or a burning sensation around or near the hair where the hair loss has occurred could be experienced by the patient.
HOW IS LICHEN PLANOPILARIS DIAGNOSED?
While Lichen Planopilaris occurs when the immune system attacks cells of the skin or mucous membranes, a Dermatologist diagnoses Lichen Planopilaris by conducting a biopsy.
HOW IS LICHEN PLANOPILARIS TREATED?
The treatment is to prevent the further spread of the disease. The hair that is lost cannot be regained. Anti-inflammatory drugs are prescribed along with corticosteroids, acitretin, ciclosporin and many others.
DID YOU KNOW?
Surgery such as scalp reduction and hair transplantation has been used for end-stage disease with large areas of scarring, but is not always successful.