Accepted for Publication: May 28, 2013.
Published Online: September 4, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.5691.
Study concept and design: Bito, Kikusawa, Hashimoto.
Acquisition of data: Sakaguchi, Bito, Oda, Kikusawa, Munetsugu, Yokozeki, Itotani, Niguma, Tateishi, Koga, Hashimoto.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Bito, Kikusawa, Nishigori, Tsuruta, Tsuruta, Ishii, Hashimoto.
Drafting of the manuscript: Sakaguchi, Bito, Oda, Kikusawa, Munetsugu, Yokozeki, Itotani, Niguma, Tsuruta, Tateishi, Ishii, Koga, Hashimoto.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Bito, Kikusawa, Nishigori, Hashimoto.
Obtained funding: Bito, Kikusawa, Hashimoto.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Bito, Kikusawa, Nishigori, Munetsugu, Yokozeki, Itotani, Niguma, Tsuruta, Tateishi, Ishii, Koga, Hashimoto.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Nos. 20390308, 20591331, 21659271, 23591634, 23791298, 23791299, 23791300, 23791301, 24659534, 24591672, 24591640, 24791185, 22590543) and Supported Program for the Strategic Research Foundation at Private Universities from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology; and by “Research on Measures for Intractable Diseases” Project: matching fund subsidy (H23-028 to K. Iwatsuki, and H24-038 to Dr Hashimoto) from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. The study was also supported by grants from the Kaibara Morikazu Medical Science Promotion Foundation, Ishibashi Foundation, Kanae Foundation for the Promotion of Medical Science, Takeda Science Foundation, Chuo Mitsui Trust and Banking Company Limited, and Nakatomi Foundation.
Role of the Sponsors: The funders had no role in the design and conduct of the study; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of the data; and in the preparation, review or approval of the manuscript.
Additional Contributions: Hanako Nakagawa, Mihoko Ikeda, and Sachika Notomi provided secretarial support.