Klüver-Bucy Syndrome Information Page

Klüver-Bucy Syndrome Information Page


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What research is being done?

NINDS supports and conducts research on neurobehavioral disorders such as Klüver-Bucy syndrome. Much of the research focuses on learning more about these disorders and finding ways to prevent and treat them.

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What research is being done?

NINDS supports and conducts research on neurobehavioral disorders such as Klüver-Bucy syndrome. Much of the research focuses on learning more about these disorders and finding ways to prevent and treat them.

Information from the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus
Brain Diseases

NINDS supports and conducts research on neurobehavioral disorders such as Klüver-Bucy syndrome. Much of the research focuses on learning more about these disorders and finding ways to prevent and treat them.

Information from the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus
Brain Diseases


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Klüver-Bucy syndrome is a rare behavioral impairment that is associated with damage to both of the anterior temporal lobes of the brain. It causes individuals to put objects in their mouths and engage in inappropriate sexual behavior. Other symptoms may include visual agnosia (inability to visually recognize objects), loss of normal fear and anger responses, memory loss, distractibility, seizures, and dementia. The disorder may be associated with herpes encephalitis and trauma, which can result in brain damage.

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Definition

Klüver-Bucy syndrome is a rare behavioral impairment that is associated with damage to both of the anterior temporal lobes of the brain. It causes individuals to put objects in their mouths and engage in inappropriate sexual behavior. Other symptoms may include visual agnosia (inability to visually recognize objects), loss of normal fear and anger responses, memory loss, distractibility, seizures, and dementia. The disorder may be associated with herpes encephalitis and trauma, which can result in brain damage.

Treatment
Treatment

Treatment is symptomatic and supportive, and may include drug therapy.

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Treatment

Treatment is symptomatic and supportive, and may include drug therapy.

Definition
Definition

Klüver-Bucy syndrome is a rare behavioral impairment that is associated with damage to both of the anterior temporal lobes of the brain. It causes individuals to put objects in their mouths and engage in inappropriate sexual behavior. Other symptoms may include visual agnosia (inability to visually recognize objects), loss of normal fear and anger responses, memory loss, distractibility, seizures, and dementia. The disorder may be associated with herpes encephalitis and trauma, which can result in brain damage.

Treatment
Treatment

Treatment is symptomatic and supportive, and may include drug therapy.

Prognosis
Prognosis

There is no cure for Klüver-Bucy syndrome. The disorder is not life-threatening, but the patient can be difficult to manage. With treatment, symptoms may slowly decline.

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There is no cure for Klüver-Bucy syndrome. The disorder is not life-threatening, but the patient can be difficult to manage. With treatment, symptoms may slowly decline.

Prognosis
Prognosis

There is no cure for Klüver-Bucy syndrome. The disorder is not life-threatening, but the patient can be difficult to manage. With treatment, symptoms may slowly decline.

Definition

Klüver-Bucy syndrome is a rare behavioral impairment that is associated with damage to both of the anterior temporal lobes of the brain. It causes individuals to put objects in their mouths and engage in inappropriate sexual behavior. Other symptoms may include visual agnosia (inability to visually recognize objects), loss of normal fear and anger responses, memory loss, distractibility, seizures, and dementia. The disorder may be associated with herpes encephalitis and trauma, which can result in brain damage.

Treatment

Treatment is symptomatic and supportive, and may include drug therapy.

Prognosis

There is no cure for Klüver-Bucy syndrome. The disorder is not life-threatening, but the patient can be difficult to manage. With treatment, symptoms may slowly decline.

What research is being done?

NINDS supports and conducts research on neurobehavioral disorders such as Klüver-Bucy syndrome. Much of the research focuses on learning more about these disorders and finding ways to prevent and treat them.

Information from the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus
Brain Diseases

Patient Organizations
National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)
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