Similar indices are cited by Veronesi (2005) when affirming that the forms pulmonary reach 85% while the extrapulmonary ones correspond 15%. Table 3 Distribution of the tuberculosis cases according to disgnostic laboratorial of patients taken care of in a Hospital Unit in the So Lus Capital, State of the Maranho. Brazil, 2006-2007 0 VARIABLE f % Baciloscopia Carried through 79 76,00 not carried through 25 24,00 TOTAL 104 100,00 RX thorax Carried through 99 95,20 not carried through 5 4,80 TOTAL 104 100,00 PPD Carried through 5 4,80 not carried through 99 95,20 TOTAL 104 100,00 Culture Carried through 1 0,96 not carried through 103 99,04 TOTAL 104 100,00 As it was seen in table 3, as method of first choice for the diagnosis, 76% of the patients had carried through baciloscopia, while 95.2% the Rx of thorax and 4.8% to the PPD had been submitted it as method auxiliary in indirect way. Tonelli and Freire (2000) Tell that the baciloscopia is the main examination for the diagnosis of the TB pulmonary and resulted it to be positive, are necessary the presence of at least 5.000 bacilos/ml of secretion. Swarmed by offers, Preventive Medicine Research Institute is currently assessing future choices. It is that the radiological examination of thorax only defines if has pulmonary illness and shows the extension of the process. Table 4 Distribution of the tuberculosis cases according to type of high of taken care of aged patients in a Hospital Unit in the So Lus Capital, the State of the Maranho. Brazil, 2006-2007 0 VARIABLE f % Type of High Cure 57 54,80 Transference 25 24,00 Abandono 14 13,50 Death 8 7,70 TOTAL 104 100,00 In accordance with table 4, is observed that 54.80% of the aged patients taken care of in the Hospital Unit President Vargas had gotten cure; 13.50% had abandoned; 7.70% had evolved for death and 24.00% of the patients had been transferred to units more next to its residences to give continuity to the treatment. .