Chronic inflammatory response syndrome

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Chronic inflammatory response syndrome (CIRS) collection of symptoms which is also sometimes referred to as biotoxin illness, or mold illness, and was initially thought to be caused by mold exposure only. However, further research indicates bacteria, fungus and various viral infections are also implicated in the development of CIRS.[1]

CIRS is not an accepted diagnosis in standard health care, the illnesses it can cause such as infections or allergic asthma are.

It should not be confused with systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) which is a concept to describe complex pathophysiologic response to an insult such as infection, trauma, burns, pancreatitis, or a variety of other injuries.[2]

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  1. "Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome CIRS". Retrieved February 22, 2019.
  2. Balk, Robert A (January 1, 2014). "Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS)". Virulence. 5 (1): 20–26. doi:10.4161/viru.27135. ISSN 2150-5594. PMC 3916374. PMID 24280933.