A case of meningococcic meningitis is accompanied by a total third nerve palsy. The patient recovered third nerve function in three months so that her only residual was a slightly enlarged and sluggishly reactive pupil.
Kass MA, Keltner JL, Gay AJ. Total Third Nerve ParalysisRecovery in a Case of Meningococcic Meningitis. Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;87(1):107-109. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000020109017