Demographic and clinical features of neuromyelitis optica: A review

  title={Demographic and clinical features of neuromyelitis optica: A review},
  author={Lekha Pandit and Nasrin Asgari and Metha Apiwattanakul and Jackie Palace and Friedemann Paul and MI Leite and Ingo Kleiter and Tanuja Chitnis},
  booktitle={Multiple sclerosis},
The comparative clinical and demographic features of neuromyelitis optica (NMO) are not well known. In this review we analyzed peer-reviewed publications for incidence and prevalence, clinical phenotypes, and demographic features of NMO. Population-based studies from Europe, South East and Southern Asia, the Caribbean, and Cuba suggest that the incidence and prevalence of NMO ranges from 0.05-0.4 and 0.52-4.4 per 100,000, respectively. Mean age at onset (32.6-45.7) and median time to first… CONTINUE READING