Accepted for Publication: February 14, 2011.
Published Online: April 11, 2011. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.81
Author Contributions: Drs Lapolla, DiGiorgio, Haitz, Magel, Mendoza, and Tyring (principal investigator) had full access to all the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: Tyring. Acquisition of data: Lapolla, DiGiorgio, Haitz, Magel, and Tyring. Analysis and interpretation of data: Lapolla, DiGiorgio, Haitz, Mendoza, Grady, Lu, and Tyring. Drafting of the manuscript: Lapolla, DiGiorgio, Haitz, Magel, Grady, and Lu. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Lapolla, DiGiorgio, Haitz, Mendoza, and Tyring. Statistical analysis: Grady and Lu. Obtained funding: Tyring. Administrative, technical or material support: Lapolla, DiGiorgio, Haitz, Magel, Mendoza, and Tyring. Study supervision: Tyring.
Financial Disclosure: Drs Lapolla, DiGiorgio, Haitz, Magel, Mendoza, and Tyring participate in grant-supported research for Pfizer-Wyeth, Inhibitex, and NeurogesX.
Funding/Support: Valacyclovir was provided for the study by GlaxoSmithKline. The study was supported by the Foundation for Advances in Therapeutics and Prevention.
Role of the Sponsors: The sponsors had no role in the design and conduct of the study; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; or in the preparation, review or approval of the manuscript.