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Note the Chickenpox lesions on the dorsal skin of this patient's hands and forearms at day 6 of the illness. The most common complications from varicella are bacterial infections of the skin and soft tissues in children and pneumonia in adults. Prior to the availability of varicella vaccine there were approximately 4 million cases of varicella a year in the U.S.
Picture & text from CDC/PHIL. For more information see Chickenpox Pictures from CDC