Fellowship & Membership

  • IMA
  • API
  • IAPMR
  • Geriatric society.
  • Society of orthopaedic medicine.
  • IACFS-ME
  • Fascia research society.
  • IOF
  • Indian Rheumatology association.
  • Field of Expertise

  • Arthritis
  • Multi-system autoimmune diseases
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fibromyalgia and Musculoskeletal medicine
  • Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Tamil
  • Kannada
  • Telugu
  • Hindi
  • Awards & Achievements

  • President, Indian Rheumatology Association (2021-2023).
  • Scientific committee chairman: IRACON 2021.
  • Talks & Publications

  • Dapsone in Rheumatic Diseases (Review) Journal of Indian Rheumatology Association (JIRA) 1994:2(4): 177-179.
  • Interferon therapy in Rheumatic diseases (Review) JIRA 1995:3(1) 33-35.
  • Gastrointestinal tract in Rheumatic diseases (Review)-Antiseptic 1995
  • 1995:92(9);336-337.
  • Aggressive therapy in Neuropsychiatric Lupus-Should NPSLE be treated as aggressively as renal Lupus-JIRA 1996;4(2);61-63.
  • Rheumatological manifestation of diabetes mellitus-Karnataka journal
  • of medical sciences (KJMS) April-June 2002.
  • Rheumatological manifestations in Hypothyroidism-JK Science Vol 3: no 3, July-September 2001.
  • International scleroderma symposium: July 16-17, 2016, Bengaluru. Indian J Rheumatol 2016;11:163-4.
  • Preface: Soft Tissue Rheumatism Indian Journal of Rheumatology 9 ( 2 0 1 4 ) S 1eS 2.
  • Approach to a patient with soft tissue rheumatic pain.. Ind J Rheumatol. 2014;9:S3eS5.
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant cell arteritis. JIM 3R; vol 5 issue 1: Jan-March 17. 28-31.
  • The spectrum of clinical and immunological features of systemic rheumatic diseases in a referral hospital: Juvenile Dermatomyositis/Polymyositis. JIRA 1995:3(4):141-145.
  • Diabetic muscle infarct- A under-recognized complication of diabetes mellitus. Diabetes news & views (RSSDI newsletter-Karnataka chapter) 2005: vol 2 ; 8.
  • BG Dharmanand, B Elliot, D Tucker, A Eden, B Dasgupta. Rheumatology, Southend Hospital, Westcliff on Sea, Essex, United Kingdom; ...
  • rheumatology.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/42/suppl_1/72.pdf -
  • Short report: Giant cell arteritis A Clinical and Pathological Study National medical journal of India; 2010 vol 23;1; 18-20.
  • An unusual presentation of Wegener’s granulomatosis during pregnancy. IJRCI. 2013;1(1):CS4 (22 June 2013).
  • Presentation of Ewing’s sarcoma as unilateral sacroiliitis. IJRCI. 2013;1(1):CS3. (21 May 2013).
  • Efficacy and safety of golimumab in Indian patients with rheumatoid arthritis: Subgroup data from GO-MORE study.
  • Int J Rheum Dis. 2016 Nov;19(11):1083-1092. doi: 10.1111/1756-185X.12927.
  • Phenotypic Variability in Majeed Syndrome. J Rheumatol 2016;43:6; doi:10.3899/jrheum.151193.
  • Factors influencing remission in rheumatoid arthritis patients: results from Karnataka rheumatoid arthritis comorbidity (KRAC) study. Int J Rheum Dis. 2016 Jul 25. doi: 10.1111/1756-185X.12908. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Reduced incidence of extra-articular manifestations of RA through effective disease control: Karnataka Rheumatoid Arthritis Comorbidity;(KRAC) study. Int J Rheum Dis. 2016 Dec 10. doi: 10.1111/1756-185X.12957. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Latitude gradient influences the age of onset of rheumatoid arthritis: a worldwide survey. Clin Rheumatol. 2016 Dec 19. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Comorbidities and related factors in rheumatoid arthritis patients in south India-KRAC study. Rheumatismo 2017;69(2):47-58.
  • Das P, Moorthy A, Dharmanand B. Rheumatology training in India compared to the United Kingdom. Indian J Rheumatol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2018 Jun 7];13:113-6. Available from: http://www.indianjrheumatol.com/text.asp?2018/13/2/113/222116.
  • Biologics and risk of tuberculosis in autoimmune rheumatic diseases: A real-world clinical experience from India.
  • August 2018 International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
  • DOI: 10.1111/1756-185X.13376
  • International Scleroderma Symposium: July 16–17, 2016, Bengaluru: Indian J Rheumatol 2016;11:163-4.
  • SAT0234 Prospective single centre study of effectiveness of upfront rituximab and mycophenolate with minimum steroid in SLE
  • June 2017Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 76(Suppl 2):862.1-862
  • DOI: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2017-eular.2902
  • Conference: Annual European Congress of Rheumatology, 14–17 June, 2017
  • Incidence of infection other than tuberculosis in patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases treated with bDMARDs: a real-time clinical experience from India. Rheumatology International
  • https://doi.org/10.1007/s00296-019-04245-4
  • Worsening of posterior scleritis and orbital pseudotumor in a patient with Granulomatosis polyangiitis with a rituximab‑A case report. Indian J Ophthalmol 2020;68:XX-XX
  • Expert Panel Consensus Statements on the Optimal Usage of Rituximab
  • for the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis in India. Indian Journal Of Rheumatology; 10.4103/injr.injr_69_21 (2021).
  • Do all Patients with Rheumatic Diseases have a Higher Risk of COVID 19? Initial Results from the Karnataka Rheumatology Association COVID 19 Cohort Study (KRACC). Indian J Rheumatol 2021;16:164-8.
  • A Prospective Longitudinal Study Evaluating The Influence of Immunosuppressives and Other Factors On COVID-19 in Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases; DOI: https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-805748/v1 (Preprint).
  • Effectiveness of myofascial release on pain, sleep, and quality of life in
  • patients with fibromyalgia syndrome: A systematic review. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice 45 (2021) 101477.
  • A dire need to create awareness about rheumatological diseases - Dr. BG Dharmanand, Senior Consultant - Rheumatology, Manipal Hospital Millers Road. Click Here

    Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Tamil
  • Kannada
  • Telugu
  • Hindi
  • Fellowship & Membership

  • IMA
  • API
  • IAPMR
  • Geriatric society.
  • Society of orthopaedic medicine.
  • IACFS-ME
  • Fascia research society.
  • IOF
  • Indian Rheumatology association.
  • Field of Expertise

  • Arthritis
  • Multi-system autoimmune diseases
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fibromyalgia and Musculoskeletal medicine
  • Awards & Achievements

  • President, Indian Rheumatology Association (2021-2023).
  • Scientific committee chairman: IRACON 2021.
  • Talks & Publications

  • Dapsone in Rheumatic Diseases (Review) Journal of Indian Rheumatology Association (JIRA) 1994:2(4): 177-179.
  • Interferon therapy in Rheumatic diseases (Review) JIRA 1995:3(1) 33-35.
  • Gastrointestinal tract in Rheumatic diseases (Review)-Antiseptic 1995
  • 1995:92(9);336-337.
  • Aggressive therapy in Neuropsychiatric Lupus-Should NPSLE be treated as aggressively as renal Lupus-JIRA 1996;4(2);61-63.
  • Rheumatological manifestation of diabetes mellitus-Karnataka journal
  • of medical sciences (KJMS) April-June 2002.
  • Rheumatological manifestations in Hypothyroidism-JK Science Vol 3: no 3, July-September 2001.
  • International scleroderma symposium: July 16-17, 2016, Bengaluru. Indian J Rheumatol 2016;11:163-4.
  • Preface: Soft Tissue Rheumatism Indian Journal of Rheumatology 9 ( 2 0 1 4 ) S 1eS 2.
  • Approach to a patient with soft tissue rheumatic pain.. Ind J Rheumatol. 2014;9:S3eS5.
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant cell arteritis. JIM 3R; vol 5 issue 1: Jan-March 17. 28-31.
  • The spectrum of clinical and immunological features of systemic rheumatic diseases in a referral hospital: Juvenile Dermatomyositis/Polymyositis. JIRA 1995:3(4):141-145.
  • Diabetic muscle infarct- A under-recognized complication of diabetes mellitus. Diabetes news & views (RSSDI newsletter-Karnataka chapter) 2005: vol 2 ; 8.
  • BG Dharmanand, B Elliot, D Tucker, A Eden, B Dasgupta. Rheumatology, Southend Hospital, Westcliff on Sea, Essex, United Kingdom; ...
  • rheumatology.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/42/suppl_1/72.pdf -
  • Short report: Giant cell arteritis A Clinical and Pathological Study National medical journal of India; 2010 vol 23;1; 18-20.
  • An unusual presentation of Wegener’s granulomatosis during pregnancy. IJRCI. 2013;1(1):CS4 (22 June 2013).
  • Presentation of Ewing’s sarcoma as unilateral sacroiliitis. IJRCI. 2013;1(1):CS3. (21 May 2013).
  • Efficacy and safety of golimumab in Indian patients with rheumatoid arthritis: Subgroup data from GO-MORE study.
  • Int J Rheum Dis. 2016 Nov;19(11):1083-1092. doi: 10.1111/1756-185X.12927.
  • Phenotypic Variability in Majeed Syndrome. J Rheumatol 2016;43:6; doi:10.3899/jrheum.151193.
  • Factors influencing remission in rheumatoid arthritis patients: results from Karnataka rheumatoid arthritis comorbidity (KRAC) study. Int J Rheum Dis. 2016 Jul 25. doi: 10.1111/1756-185X.12908. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Reduced incidence of extra-articular manifestations of RA through effective disease control: Karnataka Rheumatoid Arthritis Comorbidity;(KRAC) study. Int J Rheum Dis. 2016 Dec 10. doi: 10.1111/1756-185X.12957. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Latitude gradient influences the age of onset of rheumatoid arthritis: a worldwide survey. Clin Rheumatol. 2016 Dec 19. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Comorbidities and related factors in rheumatoid arthritis patients in south India-KRAC study. Rheumatismo 2017;69(2):47-58.
  • Das P, Moorthy A, Dharmanand B. Rheumatology training in India compared to the United Kingdom. Indian J Rheumatol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2018 Jun 7];13:113-6. Available from: http://www.indianjrheumatol.com/text.asp?2018/13/2/113/222116.
  • Biologics and risk of tuberculosis in autoimmune rheumatic diseases: A real-world clinical experience from India.
  • August 2018 International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
  • DOI: 10.1111/1756-185X.13376
  • International Scleroderma Symposium: July 16–17, 2016, Bengaluru: Indian J Rheumatol 2016;11:163-4.
  • SAT0234 Prospective single centre study of effectiveness of upfront rituximab and mycophenolate with minimum steroid in SLE
  • June 2017Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 76(Suppl 2):862.1-862
  • DOI: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2017-eular.2902
  • Conference: Annual European Congress of Rheumatology, 14–17 June, 2017
  • Incidence of infection other than tuberculosis in patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases treated with bDMARDs: a real-time clinical experience from India. Rheumatology International
  • https://doi.org/10.1007/s00296-019-04245-4
  • Worsening of posterior scleritis and orbital pseudotumor in a patient with Granulomatosis polyangiitis with a rituximab‑A case report. Indian J Ophthalmol 2020;68:XX-XX
  • Expert Panel Consensus Statements on the Optimal Usage of Rituximab
  • for the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis in India. Indian Journal Of Rheumatology; 10.4103/injr.injr_69_21 (2021).
  • Do all Patients with Rheumatic Diseases have a Higher Risk of COVID 19? Initial Results from the Karnataka Rheumatology Association COVID 19 Cohort Study (KRACC). Indian J Rheumatol 2021;16:164-8.
  • A Prospective Longitudinal Study Evaluating The Influence of Immunosuppressives and Other Factors On COVID-19 in Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases; DOI: https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-805748/v1 (Preprint).
  • Effectiveness of myofascial release on pain, sleep, and quality of life in
  • patients with fibromyalgia syndrome: A systematic review. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice 45 (2021) 101477.
  • A dire need to create awareness about rheumatological diseases - Dr. BG Dharmanand, Senior Consultant - Rheumatology, Manipal Hospital Millers Road. Click Here

    Field of Expertise

  • Arthritis
  • Multi-system autoimmune diseases
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fibromyalgia and Musculoskeletal medicine
  • Fellowship & Membership

  • IMA
  • API
  • IAPMR
  • Geriatric society.
  • Society of orthopaedic medicine.
  • IACFS-ME
  • Fascia research society.
  • IOF
  • Indian Rheumatology association.
  • Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Tamil
  • Kannada
  • Telugu
  • Hindi
  • Awards & Achievements

  • President, Indian Rheumatology Association (2021-2023).
  • Scientific committee chairman: IRACON 2021.
  • Talks & Publications

  • Dapsone in Rheumatic Diseases (Review) Journal of Indian Rheumatology Association (JIRA) 1994:2(4): 177-179.
  • Interferon therapy in Rheumatic diseases (Review) JIRA 1995:3(1) 33-35.
  • Gastrointestinal tract in Rheumatic diseases (Review)-Antiseptic 1995
  • 1995:92(9);336-337.
  • Aggressive therapy in Neuropsychiatric Lupus-Should NPSLE be treated as aggressively as renal Lupus-JIRA 1996;4(2);61-63.
  • Rheumatological manifestation of diabetes mellitus-Karnataka journal
  • of medical sciences (KJMS) April-June 2002.
  • Rheumatological manifestations in Hypothyroidism-JK Science Vol 3: no 3, July-September 2001.
  • International scleroderma symposium: July 16-17, 2016, Bengaluru. Indian J Rheumatol 2016;11:163-4.
  • Preface: Soft Tissue Rheumatism Indian Journal of Rheumatology 9 ( 2 0 1 4 ) S 1eS 2.
  • Approach to a patient with soft tissue rheumatic pain.. Ind J Rheumatol. 2014;9:S3eS5.
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant cell arteritis. JIM 3R; vol 5 issue 1: Jan-March 17. 28-31.
  • The spectrum of clinical and immunological features of systemic rheumatic diseases in a referral hospital: Juvenile Dermatomyositis/Polymyositis. JIRA 1995:3(4):141-145.
  • Diabetic muscle infarct- A under-recognized complication of diabetes mellitus. Diabetes news & views (RSSDI newsletter-Karnataka chapter) 2005: vol 2 ; 8.
  • BG Dharmanand, B Elliot, D Tucker, A Eden, B Dasgupta. Rheumatology, Southend Hospital, Westcliff on Sea, Essex, United Kingdom; ...
  • rheumatology.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/42/suppl_1/72.pdf -
  • Short report: Giant cell arteritis A Clinical and Pathological Study National medical journal of India; 2010 vol 23;1; 18-20.
  • An unusual presentation of Wegener’s granulomatosis during pregnancy. IJRCI. 2013;1(1):CS4 (22 June 2013).
  • Presentation of Ewing’s sarcoma as unilateral sacroiliitis. IJRCI. 2013;1(1):CS3. (21 May 2013).
  • Efficacy and safety of golimumab in Indian patients with rheumatoid arthritis: Subgroup data from GO-MORE study.
  • Int J Rheum Dis. 2016 Nov;19(11):1083-1092. doi: 10.1111/1756-185X.12927.
  • Phenotypic Variability in Majeed Syndrome. J Rheumatol 2016;43:6; doi:10.3899/jrheum.151193.
  • Factors influencing remission in rheumatoid arthritis patients: results from Karnataka rheumatoid arthritis comorbidity (KRAC) study. Int J Rheum Dis. 2016 Jul 25. doi: 10.1111/1756-185X.12908. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Reduced incidence of extra-articular manifestations of RA through effective disease control: Karnataka Rheumatoid Arthritis Comorbidity;(KRAC) study. Int J Rheum Dis. 2016 Dec 10. doi: 10.1111/1756-185X.12957. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Latitude gradient influences the age of onset of rheumatoid arthritis: a worldwide survey. Clin Rheumatol. 2016 Dec 19. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Comorbidities and related factors in rheumatoid arthritis patients in south India-KRAC study. Rheumatismo 2017;69(2):47-58.
  • Das P, Moorthy A, Dharmanand B. Rheumatology training in India compared to the United Kingdom. Indian J Rheumatol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2018 Jun 7];13:113-6. Available from: http://www.indianjrheumatol.com/text.asp?2018/13/2/113/222116.
  • Biologics and risk of tuberculosis in autoimmune rheumatic diseases: A real-world clinical experience from India.
  • August 2018 International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
  • DOI: 10.1111/1756-185X.13376
  • International Scleroderma Symposium: July 16–17, 2016, Bengaluru: Indian J Rheumatol 2016;11:163-4.
  • SAT0234 Prospective single centre study of effectiveness of upfront rituximab and mycophenolate with minimum steroid in SLE
  • June 2017Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 76(Suppl 2):862.1-862
  • DOI: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2017-eular.2902
  • Conference: Annual European Congress of Rheumatology, 14–17 June, 2017
  • Incidence of infection other than tuberculosis in patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases treated with bDMARDs: a real-time clinical experience from India. Rheumatology International
  • https://doi.org/10.1007/s00296-019-04245-4
  • Worsening of posterior scleritis and orbital pseudotumor in a patient with Granulomatosis polyangiitis with a rituximab‑A case report. Indian J Ophthalmol 2020;68:XX-XX
  • Expert Panel Consensus Statements on the Optimal Usage of Rituximab
  • for the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis in India. Indian Journal Of Rheumatology; 10.4103/injr.injr_69_21 (2021).
  • Do all Patients with Rheumatic Diseases have a Higher Risk of COVID 19? Initial Results from the Karnataka Rheumatology Association COVID 19 Cohort Study (KRACC). Indian J Rheumatol 2021;16:164-8.
  • A Prospective Longitudinal Study Evaluating The Influence of Immunosuppressives and Other Factors On COVID-19 in Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases; DOI: https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-805748/v1 (Preprint).
  • Effectiveness of myofascial release on pain, sleep, and quality of life in
  • patients with fibromyalgia syndrome: A systematic review. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice 45 (2021) 101477.
  • A dire need to create awareness about rheumatological diseases - Dr. BG Dharmanand, Senior Consultant - Rheumatology, Manipal Hospital Millers Road. Click Here

    Awards & Achievements

  • President, Indian Rheumatology Association (2021-2023).
  • Scientific committee chairman: IRACON 2021.
  • Fellowship & Membership

  • IMA
  • API
  • IAPMR
  • Geriatric society.
  • Society of orthopaedic medicine.
  • IACFS-ME
  • Fascia research society.
  • IOF
  • Indian Rheumatology association.
  • Field of Expertise

  • Arthritis
  • Multi-system autoimmune diseases
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fibromyalgia and Musculoskeletal medicine
  • Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Tamil
  • Kannada
  • Telugu
  • Hindi
  • Talks & Publications

  • Dapsone in Rheumatic Diseases (Review) Journal of Indian Rheumatology Association (JIRA) 1994:2(4): 177-179.
  • Interferon therapy in Rheumatic diseases (Review) JIRA 1995:3(1) 33-35.
  • Gastrointestinal tract in Rheumatic diseases (Review)-Antiseptic 1995
  • 1995:92(9);336-337.
  • Aggressive therapy in Neuropsychiatric Lupus-Should NPSLE be treated as aggressively as renal Lupus-JIRA 1996;4(2);61-63.
  • Rheumatological manifestation of diabetes mellitus-Karnataka journal
  • of medical sciences (KJMS) April-June 2002.
  • Rheumatological manifestations in Hypothyroidism-JK Science Vol 3: no 3, July-September 2001.
  • International scleroderma symposium: July 16-17, 2016, Bengaluru. Indian J Rheumatol 2016;11:163-4.
  • Preface: Soft Tissue Rheumatism Indian Journal of Rheumatology 9 ( 2 0 1 4 ) S 1eS 2.
  • Approach to a patient with soft tissue rheumatic pain.. Ind J Rheumatol. 2014;9:S3eS5.
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant cell arteritis. JIM 3R; vol 5 issue 1: Jan-March 17. 28-31.
  • The spectrum of clinical and immunological features of systemic rheumatic diseases in a referral hospital: Juvenile Dermatomyositis/Polymyositis. JIRA 1995:3(4):141-145.
  • Diabetic muscle infarct- A under-recognized complication of diabetes mellitus. Diabetes news & views (RSSDI newsletter-Karnataka chapter) 2005: vol 2 ; 8.
  • BG Dharmanand, B Elliot, D Tucker, A Eden, B Dasgupta. Rheumatology, Southend Hospital, Westcliff on Sea, Essex, United Kingdom; ...
  • rheumatology.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/42/suppl_1/72.pdf -
  • Short report: Giant cell arteritis A Clinical and Pathological Study National medical journal of India; 2010 vol 23;1; 18-20.
  • An unusual presentation of Wegener’s granulomatosis during pregnancy. IJRCI. 2013;1(1):CS4 (22 June 2013).
  • Presentation of Ewing’s sarcoma as unilateral sacroiliitis. IJRCI. 2013;1(1):CS3. (21 May 2013).
  • Efficacy and safety of golimumab in Indian patients with rheumatoid arthritis: Subgroup data from GO-MORE study.
  • Int J Rheum Dis. 2016 Nov;19(11):1083-1092. doi: 10.1111/1756-185X.12927.
  • Phenotypic Variability in Majeed Syndrome. J Rheumatol 2016;43:6; doi:10.3899/jrheum.151193.
  • Factors influencing remission in rheumatoid arthritis patients: results from Karnataka rheumatoid arthritis comorbidity (KRAC) study. Int J Rheum Dis. 2016 Jul 25. doi: 10.1111/1756-185X.12908. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Reduced incidence of extra-articular manifestations of RA through effective disease control: Karnataka Rheumatoid Arthritis Comorbidity;(KRAC) study. Int J Rheum Dis. 2016 Dec 10. doi: 10.1111/1756-185X.12957. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Latitude gradient influences the age of onset of rheumatoid arthritis: a worldwide survey. Clin Rheumatol. 2016 Dec 19. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Comorbidities and related factors in rheumatoid arthritis patients in south India-KRAC study. Rheumatismo 2017;69(2):47-58.
  • Das P, Moorthy A, Dharmanand B. Rheumatology training in India compared to the United Kingdom. Indian J Rheumatol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2018 Jun 7];13:113-6. Available from: http://www.indianjrheumatol.com/text.asp?2018/13/2/113/222116.
  • Biologics and risk of tuberculosis in autoimmune rheumatic diseases: A real-world clinical experience from India.
  • August 2018 International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
  • DOI: 10.1111/1756-185X.13376
  • International Scleroderma Symposium: July 16–17, 2016, Bengaluru: Indian J Rheumatol 2016;11:163-4.
  • SAT0234 Prospective single centre study of effectiveness of upfront rituximab and mycophenolate with minimum steroid in SLE
  • June 2017Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 76(Suppl 2):862.1-862
  • DOI: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2017-eular.2902
  • Conference: Annual European Congress of Rheumatology, 14–17 June, 2017
  • Incidence of infection other than tuberculosis in patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases treated with bDMARDs: a real-time clinical experience from India. Rheumatology International
  • https://doi.org/10.1007/s00296-019-04245-4
  • Worsening of posterior scleritis and orbital pseudotumor in a patient with Granulomatosis polyangiitis with a rituximab‑A case report. Indian J Ophthalmol 2020;68:XX-XX
  • Expert Panel Consensus Statements on the Optimal Usage of Rituximab
  • for the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis in India. Indian Journal Of Rheumatology; 10.4103/injr.injr_69_21 (2021).
  • Do all Patients with Rheumatic Diseases have a Higher Risk of COVID 19? Initial Results from the Karnataka Rheumatology Association COVID 19 Cohort Study (KRACC). Indian J Rheumatol 2021;16:164-8.
  • A Prospective Longitudinal Study Evaluating The Influence of Immunosuppressives and Other Factors On COVID-19 in Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases; DOI: https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-805748/v1 (Preprint).
  • Effectiveness of myofascial release on pain, sleep, and quality of life in
  • patients with fibromyalgia syndrome: A systematic review. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice 45 (2021) 101477.
  • A dire need to create awareness about rheumatological diseases - Dr. BG Dharmanand, Senior Consultant - Rheumatology, Manipal Hospital Millers Road. Click Here

    Talks & Publications

  • Dapsone in Rheumatic Diseases (Review) Journal of Indian Rheumatology Association (JIRA) 1994:2(4): 177-179.
  • Interferon therapy in Rheumatic diseases (Review) JIRA 1995:3(1) 33-35.
  • Gastrointestinal tract in Rheumatic diseases (Review)-Antiseptic 1995
  • 1995:92(9);336-337.
  • Aggressive therapy in Neuropsychiatric Lupus-Should NPSLE be treated as aggressively as renal Lupus-JIRA 1996;4(2);61-63.
  • Rheumatological manifestation of diabetes mellitus-Karnataka journal
  • of medical sciences (KJMS) April-June 2002.
  • Rheumatological manifestations in Hypothyroidism-JK Science Vol 3: no 3, July-September 2001.
  • International scleroderma symposium: July 16-17, 2016, Bengaluru. Indian J Rheumatol 2016;11:163-4.
  • Preface: Soft Tissue Rheumatism Indian Journal of Rheumatology 9 ( 2 0 1 4 ) S 1eS 2.
  • Approach to a patient with soft tissue rheumatic pain.. Ind J Rheumatol. 2014;9:S3eS5.
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant cell arteritis. JIM 3R; vol 5 issue 1: Jan-March 17. 28-31.
  • The spectrum of clinical and immunological features of systemic rheumatic diseases in a referral hospital: Juvenile Dermatomyositis/Polymyositis. JIRA 1995:3(4):141-145.
  • Diabetic muscle infarct- A under-recognized complication of diabetes mellitus. Diabetes news & views (RSSDI newsletter-Karnataka chapter) 2005: vol 2 ; 8.
  • BG Dharmanand, B Elliot, D Tucker, A Eden, B Dasgupta. Rheumatology, Southend Hospital, Westcliff on Sea, Essex, United Kingdom; ...
  • rheumatology.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/42/suppl_1/72.pdf -
  • Short report: Giant cell arteritis A Clinical and Pathological Study National medical journal of India; 2010 vol 23;1; 18-20.
  • An unusual presentation of Wegener’s granulomatosis during pregnancy. IJRCI. 2013;1(1):CS4 (22 June 2013).
  • Presentation of Ewing’s sarcoma as unilateral sacroiliitis. IJRCI. 2013;1(1):CS3. (21 May 2013).
  • Efficacy and safety of golimumab in Indian patients with rheumatoid arthritis: Subgroup data from GO-MORE study.
  • Int J Rheum Dis. 2016 Nov;19(11):1083-1092. doi: 10.1111/1756-185X.12927.
  • Phenotypic Variability in Majeed Syndrome. J Rheumatol 2016;43:6; doi:10.3899/jrheum.151193.
  • Factors influencing remission in rheumatoid arthritis patients: results from Karnataka rheumatoid arthritis comorbidity (KRAC) study. Int J Rheum Dis. 2016 Jul 25. doi: 10.1111/1756-185X.12908. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Reduced incidence of extra-articular manifestations of RA through effective disease control: Karnataka Rheumatoid Arthritis Comorbidity;(KRAC) study. Int J Rheum Dis. 2016 Dec 10. doi: 10.1111/1756-185X.12957. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Latitude gradient influences the age of onset of rheumatoid arthritis: a worldwide survey. Clin Rheumatol. 2016 Dec 19. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Comorbidities and related factors in rheumatoid arthritis patients in south India-KRAC study. Rheumatismo 2017;69(2):47-58.
  • Das P, Moorthy A, Dharmanand B. Rheumatology training in India compared to the United Kingdom. Indian J Rheumatol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2018 Jun 7];13:113-6. Available from: http://www.indianjrheumatol.com/text.asp?2018/13/2/113/222116.
  • Biologics and risk of tuberculosis in autoimmune rheumatic diseases: A real-world clinical experience from India.
  • August 2018 International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
  • DOI: 10.1111/1756-185X.13376
  • International Scleroderma Symposium: July 16–17, 2016, Bengaluru: Indian J Rheumatol 2016;11:163-4.
  • SAT0234 Prospective single centre study of effectiveness of upfront rituximab and mycophenolate with minimum steroid in SLE
  • June 2017Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 76(Suppl 2):862.1-862
  • DOI: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2017-eular.2902
  • Conference: Annual European Congress of Rheumatology, 14–17 June, 2017
  • Incidence of infection other than tuberculosis in patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases treated with bDMARDs: a real-time clinical experience from India. Rheumatology International
  • https://doi.org/10.1007/s00296-019-04245-4
  • Worsening of posterior scleritis and orbital pseudotumor in a patient with Granulomatosis polyangiitis with a rituximab‑A case report. Indian J Ophthalmol 2020;68:XX-XX
  • Expert Panel Consensus Statements on the Optimal Usage of Rituximab
  • for the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis in India. Indian Journal Of Rheumatology; 10.4103/injr.injr_69_21 (2021).
  • Do all Patients with Rheumatic Diseases have a Higher Risk of COVID 19? Initial Results from the Karnataka Rheumatology Association COVID 19 Cohort Study (KRACC). Indian J Rheumatol 2021;16:164-8.
  • A Prospective Longitudinal Study Evaluating The Influence of Immunosuppressives and Other Factors On COVID-19 in Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases; DOI: https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-805748/v1 (Preprint).
  • Effectiveness of myofascial release on pain, sleep, and quality of life in
  • patients with fibromyalgia syndrome: A systematic review. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice 45 (2021) 101477.
  • A dire need to create awareness about rheumatological diseases - Dr. BG Dharmanand, Senior Consultant - Rheumatology, Manipal Hospital Millers Road. Click Here
  • Fellowship & Membership

  • IMA
  • API
  • IAPMR
  • Geriatric society.
  • Society of orthopaedic medicine.
  • IACFS-ME
  • Fascia research society.
  • IOF
  • Indian Rheumatology association.
  • Field of Expertise

  • Arthritis
  • Multi-system autoimmune diseases
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fibromyalgia and Musculoskeletal medicine
  • Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Tamil
  • Kannada
  • Telugu
  • Hindi
  • Awards & Achievements

  • President, Indian Rheumatology Association (2021-2023).
  • Scientific committee chairman: IRACON 2021.
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