Accepted for Publication: August 18, 2012.
Author Contributions: Dr Hofbauer had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: Djerbi, French, and Hofbauer. Acquisition of data: Djerbi, Reinhardt, Hafner, and Läuchli. Analysis and interpretation of data: Djerbi, Dziunycz, Reinhardt, Iotzova-Weiss, and Hofbauer. Drafting of the manuscript: Djerbi, Dziunycz, and Hofbauer. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Reinhardt, Iotzova-Weiss, Hafner, Läuchli, French, and Hofbauer. Statistical analysis: Dziunycz. Obtained funding: Hofbauer. Administrative, technical, and material support: Djerbi, Dziunycz, Hafner, Läuchli, and Hofbauer. Study supervision: Dziunycz, Iotzova-Weiss, Läuchli, French, and Hofbauer.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: Work for this article was supported by the Olga-Mayenfisch Foundation, the René-Touraine Foundation, and the European Skin Research Foundation (Dr Dziunycz); and by the EMDO Foundation, the Baugarten Foundation, and the Hartmann-Müller Foundation (Dr Iotzova-Weiss).
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.