Torsten Sjögren

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Karl Gustaf Torsten Sjögren (/ˈʃɡrən/; Swedish: [²ɧøːɡreːn];[1] 30 January 1896 – 27 July 1974) was a Swedish psychiatrist and geneticist. He was born in Södertälje and died in Gothenburg.[2]

Sjögren–Larsson syndrome is named for him (along with Tage Larsson). [3][4]

Marinesco–Sjögren syndrome is also named for him.

He was also involved in the characterization of juvenile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis.

He should not be confused with Henrik Sjögren, for whom Sjögren's syndrome is named.

Torsten Sjögren was professor of psychiatry at Karolinska Institutet from 1945 to 1961. He was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1951.


  1. ^ "Sjögren pronunciation". Forvo. 
  2. ^ doctor/1609 at Who Named It?
  3. ^ synd/1678 at Who Named It?
  4. ^ SJOGREN T, LARSSON T (1957). "Oligophrenia in combination with congenital ichthyosis and spastic disorders; a clinical and genetic study". Acta Psychiatr Neurol Scand Suppl. 113: 1–112. PMID 13457946.