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A 56-year-old man was admitted to our hospital due to periodic episodes of acute pericarditis. These episodes occurred monthly along with a high fever and elevation of the C-reactive protein (CRP) level. The patient became afebrile and his CRP level decreased following the administration of a non-steroidal antiinflammatory drug. A mutation analysis revealed the heterozygote of the familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) gene (E84K, G304R). This finding confirmed our diagnosis, and we treated thedoi:10.2169/internalmedicine.53.2064 pmid:25088882 fatcat:bqa4soirore2rdp4sz36sygjtm