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Does neuromyelitis optica affect men, women, or children more often?

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Men and women are equally likely to get the monophasic type, but women get relapsing NMO much more often than men. Children also can get the disease.

From: What Is Neuromyelitis Optica? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 11/11/2018

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic -- Diseases and Conditions: "Devic's Disease."

Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation: "NMO Fact Sheet," "NMO Patient Resource Guide."

Mayo Clinic: "Neuromyelitis Optica."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Understanding Autoimmune Diseases."

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Neuromyelitis Optica."

National Organization for Rare Diseases: "Neuromyelitis Optica."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2018

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic -- Diseases and Conditions: "Devic's Disease."

Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation: "NMO Fact Sheet," "NMO Patient Resource Guide."

Mayo Clinic: "Neuromyelitis Optica."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Understanding Autoimmune Diseases."

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Neuromyelitis Optica."

National Organization for Rare Diseases: "Neuromyelitis Optica."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2018

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