|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 of NMO||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.|
|Useful national contacts||
Information at NMOUK NHS Specialised Services website: www.nmouk.nhs.uk
|Children & young people||Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (Great Ormond Street Hospital)
|Online resources||Transverse Myelitis (Brain & Spine Foundation)
The library at The Brain Charity has a range of resources on NMO 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".