Department of Occupational Medicine, Urmia University of Medical Sciences,
Department of Cardiology, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences,
Department of Anatomy,
Department of Radiology,
Department of Pathology, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, URMIA-IRAN.
The control and reduction of silica dust exposure in developed countries have resulted in a remarkable decrease in morbidity and mortality due to silicosis but exposure risks have remained high in other countries. Here, we present a fatal case of silicosis in a 27 year-old man with exposure duration of less than one year. This case indicated that intense exposure to silica dust can cause significant fibrotic disease after a short latency period. (Tanaffos 2007; 6(2): 73-76)