How is TB diagnosed and treated?

A person who has open tuberculosis (TB) is treated according to the recommendations for the treatment of tuberculosis (Lithuanian, World Health Organization (WHO)).

Treatment begins in a health care facility that provides in-patient services.

After initial treatment at health care facility, a person with open TB, if mycobacterium tuberculosis is no longer detected in sputum culture, can continue to be treated on an out-patient basis.

Persons with open TB, if Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) for the treatment of Tuberculosis cannot be ensured, especially those suffering from a drug-resistant form of tuberculosis, are treated in an in-patient facility for the entire course of treatment.

Last updated: 20-11-2023