The full Klüver-Bucy syndrome (KBS) – hyperorality, placidity, hypermetamorphosis, dietary changes, altered sexual behavior, and visual. Klüver-Bucy syndrome is a very rare cerebral neurological disorder associated with damage to both temporal lobes resulting in abnormalities in memory, social . Klüver-Bucy syndrome is described here because its cause is usually bilateral lesions in the territory of the PCAs. In the small number of reports of the syndrome .

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Major symptoms may include excessive oral tendencies with an urge to put all kinds of objects into the mouth, hypermetamorophosis a need to explore everythingmemory loss, emotional changes, extreme sexual behavior, indifference, placidity, visual distractibility and visual agnosia difficulty identifying and processing visual information.

An almost uncontrollable appetite for food may also be noted.

There syndorme also be other symptoms associated with dementia loss of reason as well. This may be the result of trauma to the brain itself, or the result of other degenerative brain diseases, tumors, or it can be caused by some brain infections, most commonly herpes simplex encephalitis a viral brain infection.


Comparisons may be useful for a differential diagnosis:.

Frontotemporal degeneration is a very rare progressive neurological disease initially predominately affecting the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. It is characterized by progressive deterioration of intellect with changes in behavior kluvdr personality.

Klüver–Bucy syndrome

However, in later stages there is loss of motor control as well as confusion and severe dementia. Alzheimer disease is a common progressive disorder of the brain affecting memory, thought and language.

Affected individuals become increasingly forgetful.

As memory losses increase, personality, mood and behavior also tend to change. Judgment, concentration, speech and physical coordination may also be affected.

Korsakoff syndrome is a deficiency of vitamin B-1 that leads to cardiovascular, central and peripheral nervous system disturbances. Later symptoms are principally syhdrome and neurological. Information on current clinical trials is posted on the Internet at www. All studies receiving U. Government funding, and some supported by private industry, are posted on this government web site.

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Comparisons may be useful for a differential diagnosis: Investigational Therapies Information on current clinical trials is posted on the Internet at www. Box Bethesda, MD Phone: Goscinski I, et al. Years Published,, Alone we are rare. Together we are strong.