Accepted for Publication: February 18, 2014.
Published Online: July 30, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2014.411.
Study concept and design: Nakahara, Takagi, Ikeda.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Nakahara, Yamagami, Kamiya, Aoyama, Iwatsuki.
Drafting of the manuscript: Nakahara, Ikeda.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Obtained funding: Yamagami, Ikeda.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Nakahara, Kamiya, Aoyama, Iwatsuki, Ikeda.
Study supervision: Takagi, Ikeda.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This work was supported partially by “Research on Measures for Intractable Diseases” Project matching fund subsidy (H23-028) from Ministry Health, Labor, and Welfare, Japan (Drs Takagi, Kamiya, Aoyama, Iwatsuki, and Ikeda).
Role of the Sponsor: The Ministry Health, Labor, and Welfare had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Additional Contributions: Takatoshi Kuhara, DVM, PhD, Atopy Research Center, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine, provided assistance for indirect immunofluorescence with guinea pig esophagus. No financial compensation was provided.