Henrik Sjögren

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Henrik Samuel Conrad Sjögren
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Born(1899-07-23)23 July 1899
Died17 September 1986(1986-09-17) (aged 87)
Lund, Sweden
Alma materKarolinska Institutet
Known forSjögren's syndrome

Henrik Samuel Conrad Sjögren (UK: /ˈʃɜːɡrɛn/, US: /ˈʃ-/;[1] Swedish: [²ɧøːɡreːn];[2] 23 July 1899, Köping – 17 September 1986, Lund)[3] was a Swedish ophthalmologist best known for describing the eponymous condition Sjögren's syndrome. Sjögren received his medical degree in Stockholm 1927 and in 1933 published a doctoral thesis at Karolinska Institutet titled "On knowledge of keratoconjunctivitis"[4] that eventually served as the basis of identifying and naming of Sjögren's syndrome. He had one child born in 1934 named Gunvor.

Henrik Sjögren should not be confused with his contemporary, Torsten Sjögren, after whom Sjögren–Larsson syndrome and Marinesco–Sjögren syndrome are named.


  1. ^ Elsevier, Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary, Elsevier.
  2. ^ "Sjögren pronunciation". Forvo.
  3. ^ doctor/1873 at Who Named It?
  4. ^ Sjogren H. On knowledge of kerataconjunctivitis sicca. Keratitis filiformis due to lacrimal gland hypofunction. Acts Opthslmol 1933; Suppl 2:1-151