About the Disease

Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), also known as Devic’s disease and neuromyelitis optica (NMO), is a rare autoimmune disease where an individual’s immune system reacts against its own cells in the central nervous system, mainly in the optic nerves and spinal cord, but sometimes brain. It is a rare disease that affects the nervous system.

Source: National Institutes of Health


Related Organizations

Diagnosis Codes

ICD-10: G36.0

Alliance Partners

Patients can receive free education and support services.

The Sumaira Foundation is dedicated to raising global awareness of NMOSD and MOG-AD, building communities of support for patients and their caregivers, leading patient advocacy efforts, and fundraising to support breakthroughs in research.