Kluver Bucy syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Bilateral temporal lobe disorder
- Post-encephalitic Kluver Bucy syndrome (type)
- Post-traumatic Kluver Bucy syndrome (type)
- Memory loss, extreme sexual behavior, placidity, and visual distractibility
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dementia. It is associated with damage to the anterior temporal lobes of the brain. Cases have been reported in association with herpes encephalitis and head trauma.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
Last updated: 10/17/2011
- 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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