Athletes may be more prone to infectious illnesses, particularly skin infections, during strenuous training or competition. Nella Grilo uncovers skin infections in athletic populations and helps clinicians recognize signs and symptoms early to improve management. Sports physicians and coaches agree that athletes may be more prone to infectious illnesses, particularly skin infections, during strenuous training... MORE
Nella Grilo qualified as a medical doctor from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1996. After her internship, she worked as a Medical Officer and then Registrar in Internal Medicine. In 2001 she started her registrarship in Dermatology and qualified as a Dermatologist in 2005, becoming a Fellow of the College of Medicine, South Africa. After that, she worked as a consultant and headed up the Dermatology department at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, teaching undergrad and postgrad students as part of her duties. In 2011 she went into full-time private practice in Johannesburg until the present.