Transient Kluver-Bucy syndrome following complex partial status epilepticus

Daniel Varon, Paul B Pritchard, Mark T Wagner, Kris Topping
Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B 2003, 4 (3): 348-51
The characteristic features of Kluver-Bucy syndrome include hypersexuality, hyperorality, placidity, hypermetamorphosis, visual agnosia, changes in dietary habits, and memory impairment. Human cases have been reported with herpes simplex encephalitis, head injury, Pick's disease, transtentorial herniation, adrenoleukodystrophy, and Reye's syndrome, all involving bilateral temporal lobe pathology. We present the case of a patient with no evidence of a structural lesion in the temporal lobes and behavioral changes consistent with Kluver-Bucy syndrome following complex partial status epilepticus.

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