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Kluver-Bucy syndrome

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Kluver-Bucy syndrome results from temporal lobe, and most specifically amygdaloid, damage. It presents with a mixed picture of loss of fear, diminished aggression, a change of dietary habit, sexual overactivity, visual agnosia and memory loss.

The causes of this syndrome include:

  • temporal lobe damage, e.g. temporal lobectomy and trauma
  • neurodegeneration, e.g. Alzheimer's disease
  • infection, e.g. herpes simplex encephalitis

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