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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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Overview

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

References

  1. NINDS Klüver-Bucy syndrome information page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. 2008; http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/kluver_bucy/kluver_bucy.htm. Accessed 10/17/2011.
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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)
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.