MaguranoF, ZammarchiL, BaggieriM, FortunaC, FareseA, BenedettiE, FiorentiniC, RezzaG, NicolettiL, BartoloniA, 2015. Chikungunya from the Caribbean: the importance of appropriate laboratory tests to confirm the diagnosis. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis15: 258–260.
MaguranoFZammarchiLBaggieriMFortunaCFareseABenedettiEFiorentiniCRezzaGNicolettiLBartoloniA, 2015. Chikungunya from the Caribbean: the importance of appropriate laboratory tests to confirm the diagnosis. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis15: 258–260.)| false
We report the case of a 62-year-old patient who developed an acute painless isolated left third cranial nerve palsy sparing the pupil in the setting of an acute chikungunya infection. The patient had no significant medical history. Specifically, he had no vascular risk factors. Ocular involvement in chikungunya fever is uncommon. The potential virus- and infection-related mechanisms of this third cranial nerve palsy are discussed.
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