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Kluver-Bucy Syndrome

Introduction of Kluver-Bucy Syndrome

Kluver-Bucy syndrome is a very rare cerebral neurological disorder associated with


damage to both temporal lobes resulting in abnormalities in memory, social and
sexual functioning and idiosyncratic behaviours. The syndrome affects males and
females equally .

What causes Kluver-Bucy syndrome?


Kluver-Bucy syndrome in its complete adaptation seldom occur in humans,
however partial infliction or presentation of this syndrome is caused by massive
bilateral temporal damage attributable to herpes, degenerative disorders of the
human brain like Picks disease and Alzheimers disease or cerebral-vascular
diseases

Symptoms
of Kluver-Bucy
Syndrome
Individuals with Kluver-Bucy
syndrome
display the following
behavioural
manifestations:
Acts of licking and touching that are unacceptable for public display.
Demonstrating excessive desire to engage in human sexual practices
(hypersexuality).
Engagement in binge-eating (excessive, uncontrollable over eating) with
feelings of guilt and depression afterwards.
People suffering from Kluver-Bucy syndrome tend to be subjected to memory
disorders consisting of short-term memory loss and other serious presentations
of memory-related ailments.
Inability to recognize people.
Lack of fear reaction.
Patients of Kluver-Bucy syndrome may also exhibit presentations of flattened
emotions (placidity) like rare and extreme feelings of calmness and undisturbed
emotions.
Having some extent of difficulty in distinguishing and identifying some objects.

Disordersof Kluver-Bucy Syndrome

Symptoms of the following disorders can be similar to those of Kluver-Bucy


syndrome:
Pick disease, or front temporal dementia, 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 behaviour and personality. The memory is usually intact in the
early stages of the disease and there is less disorientation than in Alzheimers
disease.
Alzheimers disease is a common progressive disorder of the brain affecting
memory, thought and language. Groups of nerve endings in the cortex of the
brains of people with Alzheimers degenerate and disrupt the passage of
electrochemical signals between the cells. Affected individuals become
increasingly forgetful. As memory losses increase, personality, mood and
behaviour also tend to change.
Korsakoffs syndrome is a deficiency of vitamin B-1 that leads to
cardiovascular, central and peripheral nervous system disturbances. Early
symptoms of Korsakoffs syndrome include fatigue, irritation, poor memory,
difficulty sleeping, chest pain, abdominal discomfort, poor appetite and
constipation. Later symptoms are principally cardiovascular and neurological.

Treatments of Kluver-Bucy Syndrome

Treatment of Kluver-Bucy syndrome is supportive and psychotropic that may be


effective for some of the associated symptoms.