There has been insufficient research published on leprosaria
and associated residents, probably due to the taboo factor.
By the 1220s, Paris alone had forty-five leprosaria
and Europe as a whole possessed several thousand.
Research into the mental health repercussions of leprosy in India have tended to focus on the effects of leprosy stigma and self-perceived stigma on patients' mental health (4,5) among patients with severe and obvious disabilities, often in the context of leprosaria
1) Previously, leprosy was viewed as incurable and leprosy patients were quarantined in leprosaria
all over the country (Leper Enactment Act 1926).
Leprosy has been used as an excuse to segregate diagnosed individuals into colonies or leprosaria
Having attained elimination status, a policy decision was made to close all the six leprosaria
in the country.
However, leprosy held serious implications for Canada at the turn of the 20th century, with two leprosaria
established by 1891.
This study thus aimed to provide an insight into HRQOL among people affected by leprosy at three leprosaria
located in the Southern Region of Ghana with a view to adopting a more pragmatic approach towards alleviating the suffering of leprosy-affected elderly patients who have been under institution-based care.
5) The largest survey for secondary dapsone resistant relapse occurred in one of the largest leprosaria
in the world, Sungi Buloh, Malaysia, (6) where 100 patients treated with sulphone monotherapy relapsed clinically (2-5% of MB patients) with strains of M.
Drug resistance in the treatment of leprosy: study in the relapsed cases found in Japanese leprosaria
At that time the old leprosaria
attracted many patients who came and stayed whilst taking treatment.
3,4) Many studies are available concerning residents of leprosaria
and leprosy colonies whereas few have attempted to assess the needs of leprosy patients living in the community.