Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome, or CIRS, was originally described as Water Damaged Building Illness. CIRS is an illness which exhibits multiple systems and occurs when one is exposed to unhealthy indoor air.
More research revealed that CIRS is a genetic predilection to a myriad of abnormal systemic inflammatory responses that results when an individual does not have the immune response genes to eliminate neurotoxins produced by their exposure to mold, bacteria, or viruses as well as fungal infection. CIRS affects multiple systems in the body, causing patients to exhibit numerous symptoms which are very difficult to pinpoint and the patient in most cases goes undiagnosed for a long time.
Interesting to note, but not to the suffering patient, is that they may also acquire new food allergies and allergies to medications and other agents.
Symptoms of Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS)