To the Editor.—
In the April Archives (1980;116:433-444), Trau et al stated their case was the 12th case report of a patient with multiple clear cell acanthomas. Their case was the 11th. In their Table of the summary of previously reported cases, cases 4 and 5 are the same patient. The age in case 4 is not 59 years, as they reported, but 63 years, and he had his skin nodules four years, not five months. This patient was seen and his case was reported by myself and Dr Thorne1 at the University of Minnesota Hospitals. One year later, he was seen at the Mayo Clinic and described by Landry and Winkelmann.2 Dr Trau and co-workers could not have been aware of this information.
Fusaro RM. Multiple Clear Cell Acanthomas—Duplicate Reporting. Arch Dermatol. 1981;117(2):63. doi:10.1001/archderm.1981.01650020003002