Endocrine disorders: Primary or secondary adrenocortical insufficiency; congenital adrenal hyperplasia, non suppurative thyroiditis & hypercalcemia associated w/ cancer. Rheumatic disorders: Adjunctive therapy for short-term administration in psoriatic arthritis, RA eg, juvenile RA; ankylosing spondyilitis, acute & subacute bursitis, epicondyilitis, synovitis of OA, acute gouty arthritis, acute nonspecific tenosynovitis & post-traumatic OA. Collagen diseases: Maintenance therapy in selected cases of systemic lupus erythematosus, systemic dermatomyositis (polymyositis) & acute rheumatic carditis. Dermatologic diseases: Pemphigus, bullous dermatitis herpetiformis, severe erythema multiforme (Stevens-Johnson syndrome), exfoliative dermatitis, mycosis fungoides, severe psoriasis & severe seborrheic dermatitis. Allergic states: Seasonal or perennial allergic rhinitis, serum sickness, bronchial asthma, drug hypersensitivity reactions, contact dermatitis & atopic dermatitis. Ophth diseases: Severe, acute & chronic allergic & inflammatory conditions involving the eye & its adnexa eg, allergic corneal marginal ulcers, herpes zoster ophthalmicus, anterior segment inflammation, diffuse posterior uveitis & choroiditis, sympathetic ophthalmia, allergic conjunctivitis, keratitis, chorioretinitis, optic neuritis, iritis & iridocyclitis. Resp diseases: Symptomatic sarcoidosis, Loeffler's syndrome not manageable by other means, berylliosis, fulminating or disseminated pulmonary TB when used concurrently w/ appropriate antiTB chemotherapy & aspiration pneumonitis. Hematologic disorders: Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura & secondary thrombocytopenia in adults, acquired (autoimmune) hemolytic anemia, erythroblastopenia (RBC anemia) & congenital (erythroid) hypoplastic anemia. Neoplastic diseases: Palliative management of leukemias & lymphomas in adults & acute leukemia of childhood. Edematous states: Induce diuresis or remission of proteinuria in the nephrotic syndrome, w/o uremia of the idiopathic type or that due to lupus erythematosus. GI diseases: Ulcerative colitis & regional enteritis. Nervous system: Acute exacerbations of multiple sclerosis. Miscellaneous: TB meningitis w/ subarachnoid block or impending block when used concurrently w/ appropriate antiTB chemotherapy. Trichinosis w/ neurologic or myocardial involvement.