Sjögren’s syndrome

Sjögren syndrome, also known as “Sicca syndrome”, is a systemic autoimmune disease in which immune cells attack and destroy the exocrine glands that produce tears and saliva. It is named after Swedish ophthalmologist Henrik Sjögren (1899–1986), who first described it. Nine out of ten Sjögren’s patients are women and the average age of onset is after menopause in women, although Sjögren’s occurs in all age groups in both women and men.

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