Kluver-Bucy syndrome in one case with systemic lupus erythematosus

Hsiu-Fen Lin, Yi-Chun Yeh, Chien-Fu Chen, Wei-Chen Chang, Cheng-Sheng Chen
Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences 2011, 27 (4): 159-62
Kluver-Bucy syndrome (KBS) is a collection of neuropsychiatric symptoms, including visual agnosia (prosopagnosia), hypermetamorphosis, placidity, hypersexuality, and hyperorality. Although neuropsychiatric manifestation is prevalent in cases with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), only one literature reported a case with SLE that had KBS previously. In this article, a 37-year-old woman with SLE who developed KBS and other neuropsychiatric symptoms is presented. Brain imaging proved the relevant structural lesion. The possible explanation of pathogenesis of KBS in SLE is discussed.

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