Number№82 (4) 2020

HENRIK SJÖGREN — AUTHOR OF «DRY SYNDROME». THE LONG ROAD TO DREAM

Golovach I.Yu.1, Vershynin S.V. 2

Summary. Summary. The article presents a biography of the famous Swedish Henrik Samuel Conrad Sjögren, who in 1933 described the symptoms of dry keratoconjunctivitis, for the first time by linking them with arthritis and systemic lesions. Sjögren also the first to use staining of the cornea by Rose Bengal to identify her injuries and coined the term «dry keratoconjunctivitis» to describe the eye lesions. Ironically his work was not appreciated by his contemporaries. In submitting her PhD on the work of Sjögren’s got a mediocre assessment that did not allow him to make an academic career. Recognition came to Sjögren in 1943, when his work was translated into English. The comprehensive nature and importance of Sjögren’s now justifies the designation of the state — Sjögren’s disease. Nearly 20 years after the studies to come Sjögren fame and many rewards. Become traditional seminars and congresses devoted to the problem of Sjögren’s syndrome. The first such workshop was held during the life of a great scientist. A Sjögren’s birthday — July 23 — now celebrated as the Day of patients with Sjögren’s disease.

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