Accepted for Publication: April 2, 2014.
Published Online: August 6, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2014.794.
Study concept and design: Sharma, Verma, Gupta.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Kumar, Dar, Saldiwal, Varma, datt Upadhyay, Talwar, Verma, Dwivedi, Raj, Gupta.
Drafting of the manuscript: Kumar, Dar, Saldiwal, Varma, datt Upadhyay, Talwar, Raj, Gupta.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Sharma, Verma, Dwivedi, Gupta.
Statistical analysis: datt Upadhyay.
Obtained funding: Sharma, Gupta.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Kumar, Dar, Saldiwal, Varma, Talwar, Verma, Dwivedi, Raj, Gupta.
Study supervision: Dar, Sharma, Verma, Gupta.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported in part by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.
Role of the Sponsor: The sponsor 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: Shinjini Bhatnagar, PhD, and Dharmendra Kumar, MCA, from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, assisted with randomization; V. G. Ramachandran, PhD, University College of Medical Sciences, and Bindu Dey, PhD, Government of India, provided technical guidance; Vishal Madan, MRCP, Consultant Dermatologist, edited the manuscript; and Arbind Kumar, MSc, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, assisted with the study. No financial compensation was given for these services.