Can lupus lesions on the scalp mimic lichen planus - known as lichen planopilaris when it causes scarring alopecia?
I'm finding it an impossibility to get a successful Lupus diagnosis in spite of an ever growing list of symptoms.
I've had chronic lichen planopilaris for over 8 years. No form of treatment has ever worked. It has never gone away and I've lost 70% of my hair.
Could it be Lupus all along?
I am ANA negative but am not tested at regular intervals. Literally years pass between each testing and that's only when they can be bothered taking my concerns seriously.