Table 3

 Relapse rates according to clinical characteristics (intention to treat population)

CharacteristicEcNMesalazine
%n%n
UC, ulcerative colitis; EcN, Escherichia coli Nissle 1917.
*Partly combined with steroids.
No significant differences between treatment groups.
Duration of UC
    <5 y46.533/7132.127/84
    >5 y44.040/9142.034/81
Localisation of UC
    Sub-/total46.212/2634.312/35
    Left sided63.017/2731.411/35
    Distal41.242/10240.936/88
Pretreatment
    Oral salicylates*45.151/11337.746/122