Kluver-Bucy Syndrome: A Rare Complication of Herpes Simplex Encephalitis

  • Raquel Costa Unidade Local Saúde Alto Minho, Hospital Conde de Bertiandos, Ponte de Lima, Portugal
  • Tiago Mendes Unidade Local Saúde Alto Minho, Hospital Conde de Bertiandos, Ponte de Lima, Portugal
  • Joana Fontes Unidade Local Saúde Alto Minho, Hospital Conde de Bertiandos, Ponte de Lima, Portugal
  • Marta Pereira Unidade Local Saúde Alto Minho, Hospital Conde de Bertiandos, Ponte de Lima, Portugal
  • Carlos Gonçalves Unidade Local Saúde Alto Minho, Hospital Conde de Bertiandos, Ponte de Lima, Portugal

Keywords

Kluver-Bucy, herpes virus encephalitis, hypersexuality, hyperorality

Abstract

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.

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  • Published: 2021-07-22

    Issue: 2021: LATEST ONLINE (view)

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    Costa R, Mendes T, Fontes J, Pereira M, Gonçalves C. Kluver-Bucy Syndrome: A Rare Complication of Herpes Simplex Encephalitis. EJCRIM 2021;2 doi:10.12890/2021_002725.

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