Published Online: December 19, 2011. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.1937
Author Contributions: All authors had full access to all of 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: Joly, Collet, and Musette. Acquisition of data: Joly, Janela, Tetart, Rogez, Picard, D’Incan, Descamps, Collet, Roujeau, and Musette. Analysis and interpretation of data: Joly, Janela, Rogez, Picard, Collet, and Musette. Drafting of the manuscript: Joly, Janela, Collet, and Musette. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Joly, Janela, Tetart, Rogez, Picard, D’Incan, Descamps, Collet, Roujeau, and Musette. Statistical analysis: Joly, Janela, and Collet. Obtained funding: Joly, Janela, Collet, and Musette. Administrative, technical, and material support: Joly, Janela, Rogez, Picard, Descamps, Collet, and Musette. Study supervision: Joly, Collet, and Musette.
Financial Disclosure: Dr Roujeau has served as expert consultant to LFB Biomedicaments on topics of dermatomyositis and autoimmune blistering diseases.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by the French Society of Dermatology, a national program of clinical research (Programme Hospitalier de Recherche Clinique). The IVIGs were provided by LFB Biomedicaments, Les Ulis, France.
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.
Additional Contributions: Richard Medeiros edited the manuscript.