Kluver-Bucy syndrome -- an experience with six cases

Neurol India. 2004 Sep;52(3):369-71.


The Kluver-Bucy syndrome (KBS) is a neurobehavioral syndrome and can be seen in association with a variety of neurological disorders. Case records of 6 patients with KBS seen during a period of 5 years in a university hospital were reviewed. During the study period 6 patients with KBS, aged between 4 and 14 years, were seen. Hyperorality, hypersexuality, and abnormal behavior were the most common manifestations. Of the 6 patients, 5 had recurrent unprovoked seizures. The associated neurological disorders included anoxia-ischemic encephalopthy (2), herpes simplex encephalitis (1), neurocysticercosis (NCC) (1), traumatic brain injury with gliosis (1 case) and tuberculous meningitis (1 case). Prognosis was poor in all the patients except in the patient with NCC.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Kluver-Bucy Syndrome / etiology
  • Kluver-Bucy Syndrome / pathology
  • Kluver-Bucy Syndrome / psychology*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Neurocysticercosis / complications
  • Seizures / etiology
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Tuberculosis, Meningeal / complications