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Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation



Address

10525 Vista Sorrento Parkway
Suite 210
San Diego, CA 92121

Phone

858.638.7638

Fax

858.888.5876

Email Address

dblackway@thegjcf.org

Description

The Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation is a voluntary, non-profit organization dedicated to funding basic scientific research to find answers that will lead to prevention, clinical treatment programs and a potential cure for Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) Spectrum Disease. Neuromyelitis optica, also known as Devic disease (DD), is a chronic disorder of nerve tissue characterized by inflammation of the optic nerve (optic neuritis) and inflammation of the spinal cord (myelitis). There appear to be two forms of this disease. In the classical, but less common type, there is a series of attacks over a short period of time (days or weeks) but, after the initial outburst, there are seldom repeat incidents. The second form is more common and is characterized by repeated attacks separated by periods of remission. In this form, the interval between attacks may be weeks, months or years.

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