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Kluver Bucy syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Bilateral temporal lobe disorder
  • Memory loss, extreme sexual behavior, placidity, and visual distractibility
  • Post-encephalitic Kluver Bucy syndrome (type)
  • Post-traumatic Kluver Bucy syndrome (type)
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Kluver Bucy syndrome is a rare behavioral impairment characterized by inappropriate sexual behaviors and mouthing of objects. Other signs and symptoms, include a diminished ability to visually recognize objects, loss of normal fear and anger responses, memory loss, distractibility, seizures, and dementia. It is associated with damage to the anterior temporal lobes of the brain.[1] Cases have been reported in association with herpes encephalitis and head trauma.
Last updated: 10/17/2011


  1. NINDS Klüver-Bucy syndrome information page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. 2008; Accessed 10/17/2011.
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