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Who gets Sjögren’s syndrome?

Women aged between 40 and 60 are most likely to be diagnosed with Sjögren’s syndrome. Only about 1 in 13 Sjögren’s syndrome patients are men, and the condition only rarely occurs in childhood.

It’s possible that some people are more likely to get Sjögren’s syndrome because something in their genes makes it difficult for them to get rid of certain infections. However, it’s unusual for children to inherit the condition from their mother or father.

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