About kluver bucy syndrome

What is kluver bucy syndrome?

Kluver-Bucy syndrome is a very rare cerebral neurological disorder associated with damage to both temporal lobes resulting in abnormalities in memory, social and sexual functioning and idiosyncratic behaviors.



What are the symptoms for kluver bucy syndrome?

Major symptoms may include excessive oral tendencies with an urge to put all kinds of objects into the mouth, hypermetamorophosis (a need to explore everything), memory loss, emotional changes, extreme sexual behavior, indifference, placidity, visual distractibility and visual agnosia (difficulty identifying and processing visual information). An almost uncontrollable appetite for food may also be noted. There may also be other symptoms associated with Dementia (loss of reason) as well.



What are the causes for kluver bucy syndrome?

Klüver-Bucy syndrome is the result of damage to the temporal lobes of the brain. This may be the result of trauma to the brain itself, or the result of other degenerative brain diseases, tumors, or it can be caused by some brain infections, most commonly herpes simplex encephalitis (a viral brain infection).



What are the treatments for kluver bucy syndrome?

Treatment of Klüver-Bucy syndrome is supportive and psychotropics that may be effective for some of the associated symptoms.



What are the risk factors for kluver bucy syndrome?

The extremely rare cerebral neurological condition known as Klüver-Bucy syndrome is characterized by damage to both temporal lobes, impairments in memory, social and sexual functioning, and odd behaviors.

1. The impulse to examine everything, excessive oral propensities, hypermetamorophobia, memory loss, emotional changes, exaggerated sexual behavior, apathy, placidity, visual distractibility, and visual agnosia are some of the major symptoms that may be present (difficulty identifying and processing visual information).
2. Additionally, a seemingly insatiable desire may be seen. Other signs and symptoms of dementia (loss of reason) may exist as well.
3. The brain's temporal lobes suffer damage that leads to Klüver-Bucy syndrome. This could be brought on by brain trauma, various degenerative brain conditions, tumors, or some types of brain infections, the most common of which being herpes simplex encephalitis (a viral brain infection).
4. The extremely rare condition Klüver-Bucy syndrome affects both sexes equally.

Symptoms
Loss of normal fear and anger responses,Memory loss,Distractibility,Seizures,Dementia
Conditions
Inappropriate sexual behaviors and mouthing of objects,Diminished ability to visually recognize objects
Drugs
Antidepressants, mood stabilizers or antipsychotic drugs to manage behavioral issues,Antiseizure medications to manage seizures,Antivirals to treat infection,Carbamazepine or leuprolide to treat sexual behavior problems,Occupational therapy to help with managing daily activities



Is there a cure/medications for kluver bucy syndrome?

Though Klüver-Bucy syndrome isn’t curable, treatment options are available to manage symptoms and certain conditions associated with the disease.

Treatment for Klüver-Bucy syndrome depends on your symptoms and underlying condition. It may include:

1. Antidepressants, mood stabilizers or antipsychotic drugs to manage behavioral issues.
2. Antiseizure medications to manage seizures.
3. Antivirals to treat an infection.
4. Carbamazepine or leuprolide to treat sexual behavior problems.
5. Occupational therapy to help with managing daily activities.

Prevention

There’s no known way to prevent KBS. Getting an accurate diagnosis as early as possible helps you get the care you need in the early stages of the disease.

Symptoms
Loss of normal fear and anger responses,Memory loss,Distractibility,Seizures,Dementia
Conditions
Inappropriate sexual behaviors and mouthing of objects,Diminished ability to visually recognize objects
Drugs
Antidepressants, mood stabilizers or antipsychotic drugs to manage behavioral issues,Antiseizure medications to manage seizures,Antivirals to treat infection,Carbamazepine or leuprolide to treat sexual behavior problems,Occupational therapy to help with managing daily activities



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