A Multi-Disciplinary Team Approach to Klüver-Bucy Syndrome: A Case Report

Kanchan Thadani, Chee Kok Yoon, Hanis Aminah binti John Mohamad, Norzaini Rose binti Mohd Zain, Chan Pek Har, Noor Jannah binti Ariffin


Klüver-Bucy syndrome was first diagnosed in humans in 1955, after a group of people who had experienced temporal lobectomy. It is a rare neuropsychiatry disease and of which little is understood about its pathophysiological processes. Here we present a 60-year-old man seen in the outpatient psychiatric department in a tertiary hospital in Kuala Lumpur who presented to us with hyper sexuality, impulsivity, docility, amnesia and hyperphagia for the past 10 months. He was diagnosed with Herpes Simplex Virus with encephalitis 18 months ago and was shown to have bilateral meningoencephalitis of his temporal lobes. Thus, a diagnosis of Klüver-Bucy was made. We have taken a multi-disciplinary team approach to treat his illness and specific goals has been laid out in each discipline. A written consent has been taken by the patient and his family for the publication of this report. 

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Klüver-Bucy Syndrome; Herpes- Simplex; Malaysia; Encephalitis; Hyperphagia

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