Table 1

Baseline characteristics of the patients with reactive arthritis (valid for efficacy and safety). Results are shown as means (SD)

Ciprofloxacin group (n=30) Placebo group (n=32)
Age (years)37.1 (13.4)35.7 (11.2)
Duration of disease (days)39 (27)52 (69)
Height (cm)172 (10)174 (8)
Weight (kg)75 (12)74 (13)
BMI1-150 25.4 (4.3)24.7 (4.2)
Sex
 Female1314
 Male1718
Number of swollen joints3.7 (1.8)3.3 (1.6)
Joint tenderness score = Ritchie index6.7 (3.3)5.9 (2.9)
Joint swelling score5.5 (2.7)5.1 (2.9)
Morning stiffness (min)48 (29)49 (28)
ESR1-150 (mm/1st h)55 (28)67 (26)
CRP1-150 (mg/l)67 (56)52 (40)
Haemoglobin (g/l)130 (14)123 (15)
Leucocytes (109/l)8.9 (2.1)8.9 (2.3)
HLA-B27 positive (%)22 (73)27 (84)
  • 1-150 BMI = body mass index; ESR = erythrocyte sedimentation rate; CRP = C reactive protein.