White matter refers to areas of the central nervous system (CNS) that are mainly made up of myelinated axons, through which messages pass.
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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome[edit | edit source]
In 2016, a study done in France with 59 EDS patients found 36 (61%) had lesions in the white matter of their brain, potentially indicative of physical trauma. If the physical trauma happened before age 18, patient had more lesions of the reticular formation. The study authors used their findings to theorize that physical trauma could bring an onset of EDS. 
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- Hamonet, Claude; Frédy, Daniel; Lefèvre, Jérémie H.; Bourgeois-Gironde, Sacha; Zeitoun, Jean-David (April 22, 2016). "Brain injury unmasking Ehlers-Danlos syndromes after trauma: the fiber print". Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases. 11: 45. doi:10.1186/s13023-016-0428-9. ISSN 1750-1172. PMC 4840856. PMID 27102338.
central nervous system (CNS) - One of the two parts of the human nervous system, the other part being the peripheral nervous system. The central nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord, while the peripheral nervous system consists of nerves that travel from the central nervous system into the various organs and tissues of the body.