Who's affected by NMO?

NMO is a rare condition. In Europe, it's estimated that there's one case of NMO for every 100,000 people. In the UK, it's thought that NMO affects less than 1,000 people.

NMO can affect anyone but it's more common in women than men, with about four females being affected for every male.

Although the condition is thought to be more common in people of Asian and African descent, an increasing number of white (Caucasian) people are also being diagnosed.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018