Unusual case of Klüver-Bucy syndrome in a Chinese boy

Pediatr Neurol. Sep-Oct 1991;7(5):385-8. doi: 10.1016/0887-8994(91)90072-s.


Following an encephalopathic illness, a 13-year-old Chinese boy had a partial form of Klüver-Bucy syndrome with emotional disturbance, recent memory loss, hypersexuality, and polyphagia. Other unusual features included narcolepsy, polydipsia, and polyuria. Virologic studies failed to incriminate the etiologic agent, including herpes simplex virus. Brain biopsy of the frontal lobe demonstrated Alzheimer type II astrocytosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Alzheimer Disease / pathology
  • Astrocytes / pathology
  • Biopsy
  • Brain / pathology
  • Brain Diseases / complications
  • Brain Diseases / pathology
  • Feeding and Eating Disorders / complications*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Memory Disorders / complications*
  • Mood Disorders / complications*
  • Neuropsychological Tests
  • Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological / complications*
  • Syndrome