Treatment of BALB/c or MF1 mice with cyclosporin A (CsA) around the time of infection with Schistosoma mansoni conferred almost complete protection. The migration kinetics of L-[75Se]selenomethionine-labelled infective cercariae were investigated by compressed tissue autoradiography. Similar levels of skin penetration were achieved by cercariae in control and drug-treated individuals. CsA arrested 87–94% of the worms in the skin and ultimately all of these died in this site. Few worms (7–14%) migrated from the skin to the lungs and none completed migration to the liver. Nevertheless, the autoradiograms revealed a limited degree of lateral cutaneous migration by the worms present in the skins of CsA-treated mice. Results of perfusion recovery experiments carried out during the course of infection reinforced the tracking data.