Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO)

The UCSF MS and Neuroinflammation Center is an internationally-known specialty center for care of patients with all types of inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system. In addition to MS, we provide expert care for patients with neuromyelitis optica, transverse myelitis, optic neuritis, neurosarcoidosis, chronic meningitis, encephalitis and neurological manifestations of systemic inflammatory or rheumatological diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematosus, connective tissue disease, Behcet’s Disease and vasculitis.

Neuromyelitis Optica

Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is an inflammatory disease that can affect the optic nerves, spinal cord and brainstem. The UCSF MS Center is an internationally renowned referral center for the care of people with NMO and provides comprehensive services to address all major aspects of the disease. To schedule an appointment or refer a patient to our Clinic, please visit those sections of our website.

In addition to providing clinical care, the UCSF MS Center has active, cutting-edge clinical research and basic science programs. Our goal is to understand what causes NMO and develop better treatments. You can learn more about our active research studies for NMO by visiting our Research section of our website.