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April 29, 1974

Weaver's Bottom

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Beverly Hills, Calif

JAMA. 1974;228(5):565. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03230300013005

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To the Editor.—  I have just read "Ischiogluteal Bursitis: The Pain in the Arse" (227:551, 1974) by Swartout and Compere. This syndrome, ischiogluteal bursitis (weaver's bottom), has been described in several editions of Christopher's Minor Surgery (Philadelphia, W. B. Saunders Co). Ischiogluteal bursitis is one of the manifestations of gout and responds to treatment with colchicine, an opiate, and uricosuric drugs. It is well to remember that gout may affect any joint or bursa. I remember because I suffer from gout, and I have sat on weaver's bottom!