The Canadian Hair Loss Foundation has an active role in education. One of our fundamental goals is to provide support to efforts that educate either health care practioners or the general public about hair loss. Each week we address general questions from our online visitors.
QUESTION OF THE WEEK
Q: Are there are any known causes or contributors to lichen planopilaris?
A: At present, the cause of lichen planopilaris (LPP) is unknown. Some researchers have studied whether triggers like medications or viral infections could be related but there is no good evidence for such involvement. It appears LPP is more common in women. Stress does not appear to be a cause either - but some patients notice worsening of itching, burning or shedding at times of stress.
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If you have a general question about hair loss that you would like us to publish, feel free to send it to us. Questions will be answered in general terms so that everyone can benefit. If you have very specific questions, you should address these to your physician. Questions are published weekly. Visitors are reminded that answers to questions do not constitute medical advice, and you should always check with your physician regarding the specifics of your hair loss condition.