Dr Judith Guedalia

A Reversible Case of Klüver-Bucy Syndrome in Association With Shigellosis

The Klüver-Bucy syndrome is characterized by psychic blindness or visual agnosia, blunted affect, hypermetamorphosis, hyperorality, bulimia, and sexual behavioral alterations. To date, there have been fewer than 10 reported cases of Klüver-Bucy syndrome in children, most of them irreversible. We describe here a reversible case of the complete Klüver-Bucy syndrome in a child suffering from Shigella encephalopathy.


Journal of Child Neurology - (October 1993, 8 [4] :313-315).

Judith S. B. Guedalia, PhD
Neuropsychological Clinic, Department of Psychiatry

Zoli Zlotogorski, PhD
Department of Psychology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel

Avner Goren, MD
Department of Pediatrics, Shaare Zedek Medical Center

Abraham Steinberg, MD
Department of Pediatrics, Shaare Zedek Medical Center


Guedalia, J., Zlotogorski, Z., Goren, A., and Steinberg, A Reversible Case of Kluver-Bucy Syndrome in Association with Shigellosis. Journal of Child Neurology, 8:4 (pp. 311-315), 1993.


Tags: Blindness | Bulimia | Hypermetamorphosis | Hyperorality | Klüver-Bucy | Psychic Blindness | Shigella encephalopathy | Visual Agnosia