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Name Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO)
Related to/Also known as Devic's disease

Optico-Spinal MS (OSMS): some scientists believe is the same as NMO

Symptoms NMO is an inflammatory disease of the nervous system, which usually affects only the optic (eyes) nerve and the spinal cord. It can cause a decrease in vision and varying degrees of weakness or paralysis in the legs and arms.
Types  
Useful national contacts

NMO-Spectrum-UK charity
Link opens in new window www.nmo-ukresearchfoundation.org

 

Information at NMOUK NHS Specialised Services website:   Link opens in new window www.nmouk.nhs.uk


Transverse Myelitis Association
Link opens in new window www.myelitis.org.uk
Find your local support group:
Link opens in new window http://supportgroups.myelitis.org.uk/

Online resources Transverse Myelitis (Brain & Spine Foundation)
Link opens in new window www.brainandspine.org.uk/transverse-myelitis
Our resources

The library at The Brain Charity has a range of reference resources on this condition and on a wide range of disability-related issues.

This includes a copy of the NMO-UK booklet "Living with NMO: A Guide to the condition".