Table 2

Favourable outcome at day 5: comparison of the two treatments

Stratum and treatment groupNo of patientsFavourable outcome at day 5 (%)Relative efficacy (CHX/natamycin)
Non-severe ulcers:
 Chlorhexidine2320  (87.0)1.38
 Natamycin2717 (63.0)
Severe ulcers:
 Chlorhexidine1211 (91.7)7.33
 Natamycin81 (12.5)
All ulcers:
 Chlorhexidine3531 (88.6)1.72
 Natamycin3518 (51.4)
Summary stratified analysis: 1.81 (95% CL 1.24–2.63, p<0.001)