On Mon, 14 Dec 1998 yersina at hotmail.com wrote:
> What type (if any) of parasits are known to cause floating stool ?
Floating stool can be an indication of malabsorption producing
steatorrhoea (fat in the faeces). Giardia can sometimes cause
malabsorption. However, do not diagnose giardiasis on this clinical sign.
If you suspect gastrointestinal parasites, get the stool specifically
tested for them by a reliable medical laboratory.
Department of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
James Cook University
email: Richard.Speare at jcu.edu.auhttp://www.jcu.edu.au/dept/PHTM/staff/spebio.htm