Disease Information for Kluver-Bucy Bitemporal syndrome

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Sexual disinhibition
Anorexia Decreased appetite
Binge eating/purging behavior pattern
Hyperphagia
Abulia status/inert/no motivation
Apathy/Indifference
Behavior problems
Frontal lobe signs
Oral object exploration/behavior uncontrolled
Listlessness/lassitude
Weight Loss
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
INCIDENCE/Bizarre disorder
Demographics & Risk Factors
Established Disease Population
Patient/Cerebral arteriosclerosis
Patient/Dementia/organic brain syndrome
Patient/Massive head injury survivor
Patient/Bulemia/Eating disorder/Purging
Event, Activity, Behavioral & Seasonal Factors
Lifestyle/Antisocial/acting-out behavior
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Bulimia/Eating Disorder
Associated Disease & Complications
Depression/secondary to illness
Hypothalamic dysfunction
Kluver Bucy Bitemporal syndrome
Neurobehavior Problems
Nymphomania/hypersexuality female
Obesity
Satyriasis/hypersexuality male
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Brain/CNS disorder (ex)
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
CLASS/Temporal lobe disorder (ex)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Temporal lobes lesion/released limbic fx
Pathophysiology/Appestat/hypothalamic center stim
Process
PROCESS/Eponymic (category)
PROCESS/INCIDENCE/Esoteric disease (example)
PROCESS/INCIDENCE/Rare disease (ex)
PROCESS/Trauma (category)
PROCESS/Traumatic brain injury (ex)
Treatment
Other Treatments
TX/Psychiatric nursing
TX/Treatment often ineffective
Definition

A neurobehavioral syndrome associated with bilateral medial temporal lobe dysfunction: Clinical manifestations include oral exploratory behavior; tactile exploratory behavior; hypersexuality; BULIMIA; MEMORY DISORDERS; placidity; and an inability to recognize objects or faces; This disorder may result from a variety of conditions, including CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; infections; ALZHEIMER DISEASE; PICK DISEASE OF THE BRAIN; and CEREBROVASCULAR DISORDERS---------------------------------------------------------------

Kluver Bucy Syndrome; Bilateral Temporal Lobe Disorder;

Kluver-Bucy Syndrome is a very rare cerebral neurological disorder; Major symptoms may include an urge to put all kinds of objects into the mouth, memory loss, extreme sexual behavior, placidity, and visual distractibility

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