Kluver-Bucy syndrome

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What is Kluver-Bucy syndrome ?  

Klüver–Bucy syndrome results from bilateral lesions of the anterior temporal lobe, presenting with exaggerated physiological functions like hyperphagia, hypersexuality, hyperorality, etc.

Cause(s) :  
  • Lesions of the anterior temporal lobe
Symptoms :  
  • Hyperphagia (excessive or binge eating)
  • Hypersexuality
  • Hyperorality (putting inappropriate objects in the mouth)
  • Visual agnosia (impairment in recognition of visually presented objects)
  • Docility (exhibition of diminished fear responses or reacting with low aggression)
  • Amnesia
Diagnosis and Tests :  
  • Clinical presentation
Specialist to consult :  Neurology



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