Epidemiology of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder and multiple sclerosis in South Korea

Takeaway

  • The prevalence and incidence of rates neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) and multiple sclerosis (MS) in South Korea are rapidly increasing.

Why this matters

    The epidemiology of NMOSD and MS is dependent on the region, ethnicity of individuals, and the estimated period. Recent studies suggest that the relative prevalence of NMOSD and MS may be high in Asia. The results of this study provide an epidemiological snapshot of NMOSD and MS in South Korea.