Kluver-Bucy Syndrome: A Rare Complication of Herpes Simplex Encephalitis
KeywordsKluver-Bucy, herpes virus encephalitis, hypersexuality, hyperorality
Kluver-Bucy syndrome (KBS) is a characterized by a group of cognitive dysfunctions that include hypersexuality, placidity, hyperorality, memory deficits and hypermetamorphosis. This syndrome is often seen in pathological states that destroy the temporal lobes, normally bilaterally. Herpes simplex encephalitis (HSE) is one of the causes of KBS, as the herpes virus can cause dysfunction/destruction of the temporal lobes. KBS is a very rare syndrome, with just a few cases described in the literature. We present the case of a 21-year-old-man who was diagnosis with KBS after HSE.
Issue: 2021: Vol 8 No 7 (view)