JOURNAL ARTICLE

Partial Klüver-Bucy syndrome in a patient with acute disseminated encephalomyelitis

Sanjeev Jha, M K Ansari
Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia 2010, 17 (11): 1436-8
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The symptoms of Klüver-Bucy syndrome (KBS) include hyperorality, hypersexuality, visual agnosia, hypermetamorphosis and decreased motor or vocal reaction to fear- or anger-provoking stimuli. This syndrome has been associated with a wide variety of neurodegenerative disorders, as well as traumatic, non-traumatic and infectious brain injuries. We report an 11-year-old boy who developed a fairly classical presentation of KBS, presumably in the setting of post-infectious acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM). This patient's presentation is a reminder of this rare syndrome and extends the clinical manifestations of ADEM, which is a relatively more common condition.

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