A rare condition that results in permanent hair loss and formation of patches, mainly on the scalp, is called Lichen Planopilaris (LPP). The specific cause of this condition is yet to be found. LPP causes no symptoms usually, although certain indicating signs can be itching, pain, tenderness, discomfort and burning sensation. Lichen planus, which affects skin, mucosa and nails is accompanied with this condition in most cases.
HOW IS LICHEN PLANOPILARIS DIAGNOSED?
More than a million cases of LPP every year in India have been reported.