Accepted for Publication: April 4, 2013.
Published Online: August 7, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.4972.
Study concept and design: Sebaratnam, Chee, Martin, Murrell.
Acquisition of data: Sebaratnam, Hanna, Chee, Venugopal, Daniel, Rhodes, Tan, Wang, Welsh, Murrell.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Sebaratnam, Hanna, Frew, Venugopal, Wang, Nijsten, Murrell.
Drafting of the manuscript: Sebaratnam, Hanna, Daniel, Tan, Murrell.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Sebaratnam, Hanna, Chee, Frew, Venugopal, Martin, Rhodes, Wang, Welsh, Nijsten, Murrell.
Statistical analysis: Sebaratnam, Hanna, Frew, Venugopal, Wang, Nijsten, Murrell.
Administrative, technical, and material support: Sebaratnam, Chee, Venugopal, Rhodes, Tan, Welsh, Murrell.
Study supervision: Venugopal, Daniel, Murrell.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported in part by grants from Dr Murrell, the Australasian Blistering Diseases Foundation, and the University of New South Wales Independent Learning Program to work with Dr Murrell (Drs Sebaratnam, Chee, Hanna, and Frew and Messrs Tan and Wang). Dr Sebaratnam received a travel grant from the European Society for Dermatological Research.
Previous Presentations: Preliminary data from this study were presented at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Medical Dermatology Society; March 4, 2010; Miami, Florida; and at the 41st Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Society for Dermatological Research; September 8, 2011; Barcelona, Spain.
Additional Contributions: Christopher McCormack, MDDS, FACD, assisted with patient recruitment. We thank the patients with AIBD who kindly volunteered their thoughts and time to assist with this project.