Kluver-Bucy syndrome following heat stroke in a 12-year-old girl

D C Pitt, R L Kriel, N C Wagner, L E Krach
Pediatric Neurology 1995, 13 (1): 73-6
A 12-year-old girl developed Kluver-Bucy syndrome (KBS) following heat stroke. She demonstrated the features typical of human KBS, including visual agnosia, hypermetamorphosis, hypersexuality, language disorder with aphasia, hyperorality, placidity, flat affect, and memory dysfunction. Magnetic resonance imaging 11 1/2 months after onset disclosed mild, diffuse atrophy. Fourteen months after onset, she did not consistently respond to language or communicate verbally, and was dependent on others. A comparison is made with previously reported KBS cases in children.

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